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Soft Molasses Cookies III

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Linda Chaffee
Recipe by  Linda Chaffee

“This recipe is at least 175 years old. It has been in my family forever, it just gets handed down from one generation to the next. Makes good gingerbread men.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 5 dozen

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Directions

  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses slowly, stirring constantly. Mix spices with cream of tartar and add to mixture.
  2. Mix baking soda and buttermilk. Add alternately with the flour to the sugar and spices mixture. You may not need the whole 9 cups of flour but you should end up with a fairly stiff dough. Chill dough overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough out to at least 1/4-inch thick (the thicker the better), using as little flour as possible. Keep dough refrigerated when not rolling and cutting. Cut into cookies and brush with beaten egg. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Alternately, you can form the dough into golf ball size round, roll in white sugar, place on a cookie sheet and then flatten slightly.

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Reviews (9)

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Judy
12

Judy

Note to those that already tried this recipe and were disappointed: If the cookies were too tough or cakey, try using less flour as instructed in the recipe.

JIM.PIERCE
8

JIM.PIERCE

We ended up throwing all but two cookies away. The cookies were cakey and tasted terrible. I would not recommend this recipe to anyone.

happywifey
6

happywifey

A family favorite for generations. My grandma made a cut out cookie, placed a big old flattened raisin (hard to find nowadays)in the middle, then sprinkled with sugar, delicious. The first time I made them (I was in my 20s) and new to making cookies, I doubled the recipe and had cookies on every flat surface of my house. But all the neighbors couldn't get enough of them. Great recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 292 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 52.7 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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