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Mary Ann's Cookies

"Molasses cookie recipe from the 1940's."
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servings 214 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 36g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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!

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 gr...

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 mol...

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 help...

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