Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies5 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 8 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 30 min
“A real old fashioned molasses cookie for you to sink your teeth into. These cookies are cut out into circles and each one has a decorative raisin in the middle. To make sour milk, just add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it stand for 5 minutes.” - by B M Schumaker
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until smooth. Stir in the molasses and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the mixture alternately with the sour milk. Cover the dough and chill for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll out about 1/3 of the dough to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into circles about 3 inches in diameter using a cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookies sheets. Place a raisin onto the center of each cookie.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 129 cal
- 4.5 g
- 20.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (5)Rate This Recipe
"Delicious, soft,not-too-sweet cookies. I have been searching for a recipe that replicates my grandmother's molasses cookies, and this is almost it. (Unfortunately Grandma never wrote anything down, an..." See mored now she's gone!) I rolled the dough (which was a little too sticky, I had to add lots of flour when I rolled it out) thicker, to a 1/2 inch or so, so the cookies are more cake-like. Obviously had to cook longer. I may try the others on this website to see if their recipes are an even closer match to Grandma's, but these were very good."
"I followed the recipe exactly and the biscuits were VERY dissapointing. THey were insipid and din't taste of anything. I tried them golden brown [and they were slightly raw] and thoroughly cooked [& t..." See morehey were very crispy, brown and a bit more tasty] but neither had a molasses taste. I don't recommend these!"
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