Mrs. Tomlinson's Molasses Cookies

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Fran Murray

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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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Serves:
3 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
crisco shortening
1 large
egg
1 c
sugar
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
salt

How to Make Mrs. Tomlinson's Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Cream 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.
  • 3Place dough balls 2-inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten balls with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  • 4Bake 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