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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   36

recipe id: 32365

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1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup molasses
1 egg
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Combine brown sugar, butter and shortening on medium speed till creamy. Add molasses and egg, continue beating till well mixed. Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Beat till well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours till firm.

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll balls in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 8-11 minutes till set.

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105 calories, 4 grams fat, 16 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
just tried, very good, used crystalized sugar for tops

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
THESE WERE WHAT MY GRANDMA AND MOSTHER USED TO MAKE!!! FABULOUS... been lookin for this recipe for YEARS. I didnt change anything except i quadrupled(4x's) the batch all at once. this took a whole entire bottle of brer rabbit molasses, but was SOOOOOOO worth it. this is part of my permanent collection. i used "sparkling sugar crystals" to roll the cookies in and it looked JUST LIKE MY MOMMA's!!!!!!!.

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Nov 15, 2007

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These were a hit at the work party I made them for (and was asked to bring them again), but I only got about 40 cookies out of this. Still, with only a cup of sugar in 40 cookies, these are very nice and it's okay to have two or three :)

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Very easy, smell yummy and taste great!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These cookies were excellent and easy to make! Thank you!

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