|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 7 Dozen (72 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This is a vintage recipe for molasses cookies with cinnamon and ginger and cloves. For easy rolling, put the dough on a silicone mat or floured surface and put a sheet of plastic wrap over the dough.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup water (boiling)
- 1 cup flour (plus more, see below)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 dash salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (ground)
- 1 teaspoon ginger (ground)
- 1 teaspoon cloves (ground)
- 4 cups flour (as needed, enough to make a smooth dough to roll out)
Cream shortening with sugar.
Beat in egg, molasses, and boiling water.
Stir in 1 cup flour, soda, and salt.
Add spices and remaining 4 cups of flour, or as needed to make a stiff dough.
Mix well, shape into a ball or loaf and wrap in waxed paper.
Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Next day, roll out on floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
Place on greased and floured baking sheets.
Bake at 375 F for 10 to 12 minutes.