Jenny's Soft Molasses Cookies

2
Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

A few years back, my daughter Jenny made these cookies and shared them with me. I enjoyed them very much, and even thought they'd also be great to share with others during the Christmas holiday; especially once frosted and decorated with colored sugars or sprinkles. (To make these cookies, my daughter used a Kitchen-Aid Mixer, a medium size Pampered Chef Scoop, and baked the cookies on Pampered Chef Stoneware.)

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
About 5-1/2 dozen (3-inch) cookies
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    crisco all-vegetable shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    unsulphured molasses
  • 1 tsp.
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp.
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1 sp.
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp.
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp.
    salt (my daughter omitted this)
  • 1 cup
    2% milk
  • 5-1/2 cups
    unbleached flour
  • Addtional
    granulated sugar (used to dip bottom of a buttered glass into it)

How to Make Jenny's Soft Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream together, the shortening and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs; beating them well.
  3. Mix in the molasses and the spices.
  4. Add the milk, mixing it into the creamed mixture.
  5. Now add the flour, mixing it well into the creamed mixture.
  6. To make the cookies, use a medium size Pampered Chef Scoop. (The medium scoop is equal to 2 tablespoons.) Scoop cookie dough onto Pampered Chef Baking Stoneware. Drop 8 scoops of cookie dough onto each rectangular stoneware.
  7. Butter the bottom of a beverage glass, then dip it into the sugar. (Jen used the bottom of a wine glass to flatten the cookie dough.) Flatten cookie dough with the bottom of the glass, to 1/4-inch thick. Each cookie should end up being about 3-inches in size.
  8. Bake cookies in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.
  9. After removing stoneware from the oven, let cookies set 2-3 minutes on the stoneware, before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Printable Recipe Card




Show 12 Comments & Reviews

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey


While my Thanksgiving dinner may be smaller this year, I am still going to roast my usual-sized turkey. It’s just as easy to roast one that’s big or one that’s small. By roasting a larger one, I guarantee leftovers. They’re my favorite and I love to turn the turkey into a completely different dish. “I […]

23 Recipes to Fuel Your Cyber Monday Shopping

23 Recipes to Fuel Your Cyber Monday Shopping


Cyber Monday is a great day to wrap up (or maybe begin) holiday shopping. But, with so many deals, it can be hours of sitting at a computer or smartphone finding exactly what you want. At some point, you’re going to be hungry. Keep yourself fueled by making one of these 23 recipes. From sausage […]

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes


It’s our favorite meal of the year! We’re getting all giddy and excited to load our plates with green bean casserole, corn pudding, mashed potatoes, stuffing (and/or dressing), homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and turkey. Below you’ll find our most popular Thanksgiving recipes to make your holiday dinner the best ever!