Molasses Cookies

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This is a new recipe we are trying this year.   My mom use to make molasses cookie but we lost the recipe.   Maybe this will be close.

12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner: Molasses Cookies


Course: Desserts

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 25 min

Serves: 48


  • 4 12 cups Flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 12 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 12 cups butter flavor shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup molasses
  • sugar to roll the dough balls in


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add the 2 cups granulated sugar; beat until combined. Beat in eggs and molasses until combined. Beat in half of flour mixture. Stir in remaining flour mixture. Shape dough into about 1-1/2 to 2 inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place balls 2-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed. (Do not overbake or cookies will not be chewy.) Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; cool. Makes about 50 (2-inch) cookies.

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