Spicy Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Spicy Molasses Cookies Recipe

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3.5 2 2
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I found this family recipe in an old cookbook on a timeworn note, handwritten by my stepdaughter's grandmother. It's a very soft, moist cookie—and tastes great with a big glass of milk.
Recommended: 14 Cookie Mix Recipes
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light or dark molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 cup raisins, optional

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients and spices; add to batter and mix lightly. Stir in nuts and raisins if desired; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Originally published as Spicy Molasses Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p54

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 70 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light or dark molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 cup raisins, optional
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients and spices; add to batter and mix lightly. Stir in nuts and raisins if desired; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Originally published as Spicy Molasses Cookies in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p54

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josiegroper User ID: 1274415 15205
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"This recipe really seems to lack something, it is bland and pretty tasteless. I was very, very disappointed."

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yennigirl User ID: 1055351 19235
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"They are very tasty! They taste like gingerbread cookies.Yum!!!"

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