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jenny's soft molasses cookies

Recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

Back in 2010, my daughter Jenny had made these cookies, and shared them with me. My daughter also used a Kitchen-Aid Mixer, a medium size Pampered Chef Cookie Scoop, and baked the cookies on Pampered Chef Stoneware.

yield serving(s)
method Bake

Ingredients For jenny's soft molasses cookies

  • 1 cup
    crisco all-vegetable shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 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

  • 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.