grandma hetland's molasses cookies

By shari wood
from Oklahoma City, OK

These were some of my favorite cookies when I was a little girl. This recipe actually comes from my Grandma Hetland's mom. She came from the Egeland family. Very Norwegian.

method Bake

Ingredients For grandma hetland's molasses cookies

  • 3/4 c
    dark molasses
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    ginger
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour

How To Make grandma hetland's molasses cookies

  • 1
    Blend molasses, sugar and shortening. Add egg and spices. mix until combined then add flour.
  • 2
    My grandmother did not give a measurement for flour. So I estimated. Her exact words, "put in enough flour to handle and make into balls. Keep the dough soft."
  • 3
    Make into balls, press with a glass and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes.

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