Old Fashioned Molasses Thumbprint Cookies
These were always in the cookie jar. When I was little my mom and I would visit her and as soon as we got there- I would go right to her pantry and stand in front of the cookie jar until she came looking for me and would give me a cookie. I can still taste the delicious molasses and sugar on my tongue. Great memories; tasty too!
2/3 ccrisco oil
1/3 cdark molasses
2 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspeach cloves and ginger
1 tspeach of cinnamon,allspice and nutmeg
3/4 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
2 - 2 1/2 call purpose flour
garnishesgranulated sugar and raspberry jam
How to Make Old Fashioned Molasses Thumbprint Cookies
- Heat oven to 375^.
Combine oil, molasses, egg and sugar in a large mixer bowl. Beat well to combine on medium speed.
- Blend together 2 cups of flour and remaining ingredients, then add slowly a little at a time to the molasses mixture. If more flour is needed in order to roll into balls add and mix in now.
- Roll in balls and place on lightly sprayed cookie sheets. Press down with bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar then make a small depression in the center of each cookie with a honey spool or your thumb.
- Fill cookie depression with jam of choice -I like raspberry .
Bake in a 350^ oven for 8-10 minutes. Leave cookies on sheet for 1 minute until set. Remove to wire rack or paper to cool completely.