Molasses Cookies

These are my favorite cookies. The recipe is from my Aunt Bessie. She often makes them and brings me a bag full when I see her. Well, sure I could make them for myself, but it just wouldn’t be the same!

Molasses Cookies
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Cookies with molasses, oatmeal and spices
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 48
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2½ cups oatmeal
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  1. Heat molasses in microwave or on the stove. Stir in baking soda. Set aside. Note: the baking soda makes it puff up, so heat in a larger bowl.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and oatmeal in a large bowl. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Stir in molasses. Add unbeaten eggs. Mix well.
  3. Roll in balls. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 to 15 minutes.


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