Altschul Recipe Database: Molasses Cookies

Recipe: Molasses Cookies
This is a Dessert Dish.
Full Recipe: The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, p. 862
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1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream shortening and sugar, then combine with molasses and egg. Mix the flour, salt, soda, and spices, then add it to the sugar mixture.

Arrange heaping teaspoons of the batter on an ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until crisp and lightly browned.

The cookies can also be made without the spices, for a simpler flavor.