Soft Molasses Cookies I

Soft Molasses Cookies I

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Recipe by  Rosina

“This is a soft molasses cookie from about 30 years ago. If do not like walnuts, substitute with raisins or other types of nuts.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Mix together shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until creamy. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the cold water. Mix in the baking soda and most of the walnuts, reserving a few to sprinkle on tops of cookies.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake these for 12 minutes or until done.

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This is the molasses cookie recipe of my many molasses cookie dreams. High altitude: left out cold water; substituted dark brown sugar, rolling in light brown. Sub butter for shortning so left out salt. Wish I added more raisins! Yummy!! Thank you so much!



Great recipe. My kids love this cookie. I find that chilling the dough for an hour or two makes it easier to work with.



I did not care for these cookies. Followed the recipe to the letter. I have been searching for a good chewy molasses cookie, and read the reviews. Thought this looked promising. Hesitated strongly at 2 tsp of baking soda for 2 1/4 cups flour, but none of the reviews mentioned an off taste. Ours tasted STRONGLY of baking soda. If I were to make them again, I would use 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 272 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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