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Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Soft Molasses Cookies, by , is from "THE WOODEN SPOON" The Sexton Family, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Nan Sexton


1 cup sugar
cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
teaspoon cloves
teaspoon ginger
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

powdered sugar (optional)

Mix ingredients together.
Chill 1 hours.
Hand-..roll into balls.
Roll balls in granulated sugar..
.Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. If making these as Christmas cookies, omit rolling the balls in granulated sugar and instead...
when cookies are cooling, sift powdered sugar-'snow' over top of them all.


A great molasses cookie.

Grandma's Cookie Jar
A jar of cream-ceramic
with a rattle to its likd
that was Grandma's homemade cookie jar
where all the goodies hid...
in every mode or season
tempting fragrances within
rose to tittilate the senses
causing appetite to win
in the springtime, sugar cookies
in the summer, no-bake balls
in the Autumn, apple fritters
Christmas gingerbread for all...
It was always stacked to brimming
many little hands were filled...
with reward from Grandma's kitchen
many little crumbs were spilled.....
there it sets upon the counter
just like in the days of old
waiting for someone to fill it
like the story that's been told
so, we'll keep that old tradition
see it work its charm again
the tale of Grandma's cookie jar
may never have to end.
(if only at Christmastime...)





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