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Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

"Many readers wrote in asking how to make the molasses cookies pictured with Marie Fletcher's sorghum memories in the Sept/Oct issue. Here is her recipe:"
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30 m servings
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the tops crack. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

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Most helpful positive review

Ingredients list missing 1 egg but instructions tell when to add it - I used a single large egg and it turned out perfectly! Nice, spicy cookie.

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a good recipe until it says to add egg and molasses...wait, i don't see eggs on the ingredient list. whoever added this needs to check themselves.

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Ingredients list missing 1 egg but instructions tell when to add it - I used a single large egg and it turned out perfectly! Nice, spicy cookie.

a good recipe until it says to add egg and molasses...wait, i don't see eggs on the ingredient list. whoever added this needs to check themselves.

My friend gave me this same recipe several years ago when I fell in love with her Molasses Spice Cookies. They are my absolute favourite, and I don't even like gingerbread! I get excited for m...

I was very happy to find a recipe for spice cookies that do not come out paper thin and flat. These stayed puffy. I thought they were good, but not great. I think they could have used more m...

This tasted like a sugar cookie with not enough spice to make it a spice cookie.

I make alot of cookies for my family..usually every week, and these are just wonderful! I make them exactly as written, used Crisco sticks for the shortening and they are moist and yummy..nice ...

Great recipe! I used butter insead of shortening because I like the taste better and it worked well. Will definitely make again.

These cookies were very good. my only comment is that they browned too much on the bottom, while the insides were doughy. The taste is wonderful! The batter was easy to prepare. Thank you to the...

these turned out so good. Mine were not as flat as the picture but the were soft and chewy and very very good

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