OLD FASHIONED SOFT MOLASSES COOKIES

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Soft molasses cookies is an old-fashioned recipe your family will love.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses cookies are almost like a bread and so good right from the oven with a little butter on top and a big cup of coffee.  Children love them with milk.  I usually make a few big ones for the grand kids but you can make any size you like.

Soft molasses cookies will quickly become a favorite.

1 cup shortening (I use Crisco)

1/4 cup white sugar (You can use splenda or a sweetener in this recipe, too)

1 cup molasses (I used sorghum molasses but you can use any molasses)

1 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1  teaspoons ginger (Could add other spices such as cinnamon and cloves as well)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour (I used all 4 cups)

Cream shortening, sugar, molasses and buttermilk with a mixer.  Add baking soda, salt, ginger and vanilla and continue mixing.  Add flour a cup at a time until mixture is thick enough that you can pinch off pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut.  (Note:  I mix in 2 cups and mix with mixer, then start adding more flour and mix with a spoon until the right consistency to handle). Place walnut sized balls onto a greased cookie sheet and flatten. (I just use my hand to flatten).  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen depending on size you make them. Enjoy!

 
 

Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses cookies are almost like a bread and so good right from the oven with a little butter on top and a big cup of coffee. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Soft Molasses Cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening I use Crisco
  • 1/4 cup white sugar You can use splenda or a sweetener in this recipe, too
  • 1 cup molasses I used sorghum molasses but you can use any molasses
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons ginger Could add other spices such as cinnamon and cloves as well
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour I used all 4 cups

Instructions

  • Cream shortening, sugar, molasses and buttermilk with a mixer. Add baking soda, salt, ginger and vanilla and continue mixing. Add flour a cup at a time until mixture is thick enough that you can pinch off pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut. (Note: I mix in 2 cups and mix with mixer, then start adding more flour and mix with a spoon until the right consistency to handle).
  • Place walnut sized balls onto a greased cookie sheet and flatten. (I just use my hand to flatten). Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen depending on size you make them.

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