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molasses spice cookies

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Recipe by
Grace Zelekovic
Monmouth County, NJ

This recipe in our family is lovingly joked as the mountains of cookies recipe because it makes a ton of cookies. These cookis also always taste best when fully cooled, usually the day after baking.

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cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For molasses spice cookies

  • 1/2 lb
    butter or other shortening melted and cooled to lukewarm
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 c
    plus 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 1/2 c

How To Make molasses spice cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar cloves (don't forget to grind or crush the cloves if you use whole), cinnamon, egg and salt. Beat well.
  • 3
    Put 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water in a small cup, dissolve the baking soda in it, than stir into the butter/shortening mix.
  • 4
    Beat in the molasses, than stir in the flour until all is well combined.
  • 5
    Drop the dough in well seperated, walnut size lumps onto greased baking sheets. (if you don't grease baking sheets you will have trouble getting cookies off)
  • 6
    Bake for 7 - 10 minutes until cookies are just baked through and starting to brown.
  • 7
    Cool on wire racks. Cookies will be wrinkly, soft on the inside and crisp on the edges.

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