Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Albert Reynolds


Momma made lots of cookies, &, these were some of our favorites. When we came home from school, we always knew when she made these cookies by the smell of molasses when we walked up on the porch.


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30 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 3 1/2 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies


  1. Cream shortening & sugar together until light & fluffy.
  2. Mix in molasses & buttermilk.
  3. Add sifted dry ingredients.
    Chill dough.
  4. Roll out to about 1/8 inch thickness & cut in desired shapes with a floured cookie cutter.
  5. Bake on an greased baking sheet at 375º for 8 to 10 minutes.
    (Baking time may vary with size of cookies)

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About Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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