Molasses Cookies (Grandma Jean's)

Molasses Cookies (Grandma Jean's)

Ready in 45 minutes

Grandma Jean's recipe. Both Mom and Grandma made these for Christmas.

"MsB205, I haven't tried substituting butter for Crisco, but I've read that you can do this. I imagine it won't make the cookie as high and light as when using Crisco. If you don't mind a flatter, thinner cookie give it a try! Let us know how it turns out."

- silentmeow

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Ingredients

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3/4 cup Shortening; (soft: Crisco or Smart Balance)
1 cup Brown sugar; (packed)
1 Egg
1/4 cup Molasses; (light mild)
2 1/4 cup Flour
2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cloves; (ground)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger

Original recipe makes 2

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Preparation

- Mix shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses together.

- Add dry ingredients.

- Chill.

- Make dough into balls and dip in sugar and put on greased cookie sheet.

- Sprinkle with 2-3 drops of water.

- Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

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Wonderful cookie! Easy to make and delicious! Adding to my permanent recipes.
8Jane 3 months ago
MsB205, I haven't tried substituting butter for Crisco, but I've read that you can do this. I imagine it won't make the cookie as high and light as when using Crisco. If you don't mind a flatter, thinner cookie give it a try! Let us know how it turns out.
silentmeow 4 months ago
I was inquiring whether you can use butter instead of Crisco? I usually do not have shortening in my pantry. I plan on making these during the holidays. THANK YOU BETTY
MsB205 4 months ago
milleniajc 1 year ago
Great picture!
twojocks 2 years ago
These were wonderful. They were quite easy to prepare and tasted fantastic. I added some grated crystallized ginger and cinnamon to the sugar that I rolled them in.
Sweetpea7073 2 years ago
Excellent cookies. It almost tastes like gingerbread, but I guess that would depend on what type of molasses you use.
jmschaub 2 years ago
Nice cookies and I really like the molasses taste for a cookie. For the other post, The cookies are rolled in sugar before baking. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will make them again in the future.
adw899 3 years ago
Photo submitted by Kimography doesn't seem to match the recipe. The cookies in the photo are coated with coarse granulated sugar. The only sugar mentioned in the recipe is brown sugar.
steveschmidtbig 5 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
silentmeow 7 years ago
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