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Molasses Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Molasses Cookies, by , is from The Ann Arbor 2nd Ward Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shirley Thornton
Added: Saturday, February 12, 2011


1 1/2 c sugar
1 c shortening
6 T molasses
3 egg yolks
3 c flour
3 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp salt

Cream first three ingredients.
Beat in yolks.
Add last remaining ingredients. Make 1" balls, roll in sugar.
Place on greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
Bake 375 for 7 minutes or until large cracks appear.
Makes approx 60 cookies.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Leola Jorgenson shared this wonderful recipe with me. The secret she said was to take out the cookies when the cracks appear so they will remain soft and chewy.




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