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Soft Molasses Cookies I Recipe

Soft Molasses Cookies I

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"This is a soft molasses cookie from about 30 years ago. If do not like walnuts, substitute with raisins or other types of nuts."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Mix together shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until creamy. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the cold water. Mix in the baking soda and most of the walnuts, reserving a few to sprinkle on tops of cookies.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake these for 12 minutes or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2008

This is the molasses cookie recipe of my many molasses cookie dreams. High altitude: left out cold water; substituted dark brown sugar, rolling in light brown. Sub butter for shortning so left out salt. Wish I added more raisins! Yummy!! Thank you so much!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 18, 2010

I did not care for these cookies. Followed the recipe to the letter. I have been searching for a good chewy molasses cookie, and read the reviews. Thought this looked promising. Hesitated strongly at 2 tsp of baking soda for 2 1/4 cups flour, but none of the reviews mentioned an off taste. Ours tasted STRONGLY of baking soda. If I were to make them again, I would use 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda.

 

14 Ratings

Jul 29, 2003

Great recipe. My kids love this cookie. I find that chilling the dough for an hour or two makes it easier to work with.

 
Jan 04, 2010

These were great cookies! Moist, and delicious! And they had a beautiful appearance too!

 
May 06, 2008

these are delicious! Soft, and chewy! YUM!

 
Jul 19, 2006

Good, but a little strong. Probably my fault because I used dark molasses.

 
Dec 28, 2010

I thought these turned out good. Of course I did tweek them a little. I added 1 cup brown sugar,2 teaspoons cinnamom and only 1/2 teaspoon ginger. I did roll them in sugar before baking.Next time i will use a darker molasses,then it will be more like my mom used to make. i will be maing these again

 
Nov 18, 2008

These are a cookie. That is all I can say. Not much flavor. 400 degrees! I should have used my own head. TOO HOT! Even at 9 minutes they were too dark and the bottom dark dark brown if not black. I will not be making these again. Sorry I wasted my time and ingredients

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

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

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