Mrs. Tomlinson's Molasses Cookies

Fran Murray


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.


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3 dozen
15 Min
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  • 3/4 c
    crisco shortening
  • 1 large
  • 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.

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About Mrs. Tomlinson's Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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