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Aunt Vivian's molasses Cookies

Contributed By: Judith | See all of Judith's recipes
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Active Time:  1 Hour
Total Time:  1 Hour 30 Minutes
Family recipe for over 65 years
Molasses cookies (Aunt VIV)
Creamed together:
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
Then add well beaten egg and mix well
Add 2 cups molasses
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
In a separate bowl
7 cups sifted flour
2tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Add 1 cup boiling H2O, little at a time;
Bake ungreased cookie sheet
350 for 12 minutes
Optional add walnut halves and/ or icing
1.Cream sugar and shortening

2.Beat egg and add to above

3.Measure and add molasses and vinegar

4.Combine dry ingredients in a seperate bowl

5.Add dry ingredients gradually mixing well

6.Slowly add boiling water to mix

7.Drop cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees

Date Added: 12/23/2009
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