Virginia's Molasses Cookies- Recipe 100 Years Old

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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

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This is a delicious, basic old-fashioned molasses cookie. It has the perfect balance of spices and sweetness. The sugary coating gives the cookie a little crunch on the outside, but the inside stays perfectly tender. These molasses cookies are easy to make and filled with fall and winter spices. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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★★★★★ 5 votes

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Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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
    all-purpose 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.
  2. Add molasses; blend well.
  3. Add egg and beat until smooth.
  4. Sift together flour, soda, salt, and spices.
  5. Mix together with wet ingredients.
  6. Form into 1" balls.
  7. Roll in sugar.
  8. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a juice glass dipped in sugar. Place 2" apart on well greased cookie sheet.
  9. 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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