Mary Ann's Cookies Recipe -

Mary Ann's Cookies

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"Molasses cookie recipe from the 1940's."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream sugar, shortening and molasses together. Mix the baking soda into the hot water. Add dry ingredients alternately with the water mixture.
  3. Drop from a spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. DO NOT BROWN. Frost with a vanilla frosting if desired.
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Dec 06, 2005

Kind of bland...but easy to fix the blandness!try adding 1/2 tsp clove, 1/4 tsp nutmeg,and substitute the 1 c hot water for 1 cup hot coffee!

Oct 14, 2007

These got a pretty solid "eh" from everyone in the family. I spiced them up just as another reviewer suggested (added cloves, nutmeg and coffee) and they were still bland. Not BAD, just not great. I'm sorry!


6 Ratings

Oct 09, 2007

My Grandmother and I use this exact recipe but we roll the dough and cut with a large drinking glass,then sprinkle sugar on them before baking.Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.They are the best molasses cookies I ever had.

Jul 15, 2004

The cookies were really bland! They didn't have that zing typical of molasses/ginger cookies. On the plus side they were soft and chewy. I iced some of them with powdered sugar icing and it helped give them a little personality but not much.


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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