molasses spice pressed cookies (1950)

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a recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

Here is another pressed cookie recipe that my Grandma Rose clipped from the news papers and magazines from 1934 - 1950's and this is one of them recipes dated Dec. 1950 Posted by a lady named : Marie Coe, Greensboro, N.C. 1950

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Ingredients For molasses spice pressed cookies (1950)

  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
    egg, well beaten
  • 4 Tbsp
    molasses
  • 2 1/2 c
    sifted enriched flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger

How To Make molasses spice pressed cookies (1950)

  • 1
    Cream shortening and the sugar. Add eggs and molasses. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    Sift together the dry ingredients and gradually add to the shortening mixture , blend thoroughly.
  • 3
    Fill cookie press. Form dough on unoiled cookie sheet.
  • 4
    BAKE in a moderate oven 350° for 8-10 minutes. yields: 7 dozen assorted cookies.
  • 5
    For thumb prints cookies: Use 1 teaspoon of the molasses spice pressed cookie dough to form each ball. Roll in granulated sugar , Space balls 3" apart on lightly oiled cookie sheet , Sprinkle each ball with 1-2 drops of water. BAKE in a moderate oven 350° for 10-12 minutes.

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