Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Molasses cookies always remind me of my kid days.  Everyone made molasses cookies.  Gram's cookie jar always had them.  These cookies today were made with grampa "Sanford" in mind.  He liked his molasses cookies.  The teddy bear was his as a child.  Isn't it cute?  Been around many years.  So here's to you "Sanford" with love.   

Grammies Kirstead's Molasses Cookies
makes 27 "3" inch cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup wesson oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 egg
Mix this with mixer then add 2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup of boiling water and add to batter: then add the remaining ingredients
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups flour

Chill the dough for about 1 hour. Sprinkle your bread board with some flour and rub some flour on the rolling pin. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick. Then cut in desired shapes. Sprinkle top with granulated sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 6-8 minutes. The baking time will depend on how thick you rolled the dough.  


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  2. I'll be honest: I've never had molasses cookies. They look good though!

  3. Those cookies look delicious. Recipes handed down through the family are definitely the best :) Thanks for coming by to share! Have a great weekend.