Mom's Molasses Cookies

12-15
Servings
15m
Prep Time
8-10m
Cook Time
23m
Ready In


"These cookies are absolutely irresistible! Favorite cookie of all the kids in our family, even the grown up ones :) These are a staple at our house for the holidays. Recipe makes 30 cookies."

Original recipe yields 12-15 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (70.2 g)
  • Calories 291
  • Total Fat - 12.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 47.9 mg
  • Sodium - 417.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 27.5 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 26 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Melt shortening. Don't skip this step! Pour into mixing bowl and let cool a bit.

Step 2

Add sugar and molasses, then egg, mixing well.

Step 3

Sift dry ingredients (except the topping sugar), add to mixing bowl and mix until incorporated.

Step 4

Chill one hour. Don't skip this step either!

Step 5

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease cookie sheets.

Step 6

By hand, form dough into one inch balls and roll in remaining sugar, using a cereal bowl.

Step 7

Bake for 8-10 minutes, being careful not to over-bake.

Step 8

Note: To get the texture just right, you can't deviate from the recipe - specifically (1) don't substitute the shortening, (2) melt the shortening, and (3) chill the dough.

Tips & Variations


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