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mrs. tomlinson's molasses cookies

★★★★☆ 1
a recipe by
Fran Murray
Fountain Hills, AZ

When I was first married in 1987, my husband's neighbor, Mary Ann Tomlinson, across the street gave me this family recipe. They were a favorite cookie that he had at their house.

★★★★☆ 1
serves 3 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mrs. tomlinson's molasses cookies

  • 3/4 c
    crisco shortening
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    dark molasses
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make mrs. tomlinson's molasses cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Cream together shortening, sugar, egg and molasses. Blend in remaining ingredients. May chill mixture before rolling in palm and forming small balls. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar.
  • 3
    Place dough balls 2-inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  • 4
    Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. Cool completely on rack.