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Molasses Cookies Recipe

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Aunt Esther Wise
Added: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. packed brown sugar,
2 eggs,
3/4 c. shortening,
3/4 c. molasses,
1 c. sour milk or buttermilk,
3 tsp, baking soda,
1/2 tsp. ginger,
1/2 tsp. cloves,
1/2 tsp. nutmeg,
1 tsp. cinnamon,
4 1/2 c. flour or enough to make stiff dough

Directions:
Directions:
Mix sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Add sour milk alternately with dry ingredients. Chill dough in refrigerator. Roll out medium thin and cut with cookie cutter. Sprinkle with flour and bake in moderate oven ( 350) or lower.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 1/2 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
overnight
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mike's favorite cookies

 

 

 

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