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Molasses Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Molasses Cookies, by , is from The Scherbarth Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Eileen & Lee Stewart
Added: Friday, November 30, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 egg
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. molasses (dark)
1 c. shortening
1/2 c. hot water
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ginger
5 c. flour

Directions:
Directions:
Mix above ingredients. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake at 400 for about 8 minutes.
Can decorate with frosting after they cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The first year I was married I asked Grandma Scherbarth for this recipe. The recipe then said 5 to 10 cups of flour. My first Christmas I made the Molasses cookies. Added all the ingredients and kept adding flour. It needed the 10 cups of flour to be able to roll out the dough. I had Molasses cookies in every container that we owned. Took them to work, when we went visiting, when company came. Everyone got Molasses cookies. I quickly reduced all the ingredients by one half so it ony needs 5 cups of flour. I forgot that Grandma made enough cookies to fill the metal containers she kept in the attic. When anyone came she always had cookies, pies, etc. ready. The grandchildred always sat on the upstairs steps and thought that they were sneaking cookies out of the attic. Everyone knew what they were doing.

 

 

 

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