Monday, June 23, 2014


Cookies just like Gramma made..............Soft Molasses Cookies   Mr. Cliff asked for his favorite, cookies that his mom used to make so this is the best I could do........I need to make a 911 call to his mom and see if she is willing to share her recipe...........I think she will 

I found this recipe for these wonderful cookies from  olives-n-okra. A old family recipe.  Here it is...more cookies from the Wednesday Baker my love of cookies continues 

Old Fashion Soft Molasses Cookies

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP hot water
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
6 TBSP cold water
sugar for sprinkling on cookies

Heat oven to 400 degrees and bake cookies for about 10 minutes   (I baked mine at 350 degrees for about 8-9 minutes) Allow to remain on cookie sheet to cool before moving to cooling rack 

- Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a bowl or use whisk and blend the dry ingredients

- In a small bowl mix the baking soda and hot water and stir

- In your cookie bowl mix the shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until very light and fluffy.   Add the flour mixture alternately with the cold water and mix then add the baking soda water and mix.   

-line your cookie sheet with parchment paper, using your cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto the paper and then sprinkle with white sugar and bake.   do not press the balls they will flatten as they bake.

- I forgot to count how many cookies I got, but I am going to say about 30 cookies.   

                                                                        Happy Summer

1 comment:

  1. Oh, you had me at soft cookies. I prefer soft over crispy. These sound great!