Molasses Cookies

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24 3-inch cookies

The blacker the molasses, the better the cookie.


  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Grease 2 cookie sheets with the shortening and set aside. Combine the margarine, sugar, molasses, egg and milk. Beat until well mixed.

Sift together the flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the molasses mixture 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Drop by tablespoons onto the cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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RecID 6944

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