Virginia's Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

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@Quinnn

My grandmother, Virginia, was a culinary instructor until her passing at over 100 years. This recipe was one of her signatures and remains a family favorite four generations later. Hope they become one of your family's favorites, too! Peg

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 c
    shortening, i use 1 stick margarine and 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    heaping, molasses
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 1/4 c
    flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt

How to Make Virginia's Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses; blend well.
  2. Add egg and beat until smooth. Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices and mix together with wet ingredients.
  3. Form into 1" balls; roll in sugar.
  4. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a juice glass dipped in sugar. Place 2" apart on well greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (Watch first batch closely as my oven runs a little hot.) Remove immediately and cool on toweling or wire racks.

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