Thursday, November 22, 2012

Molasses Cookies

This recipe was handed down from my Grammie Dwinells.
I have my handwritten copy (thanks Auntie Audrey) and it's one of the very few paper recipes I refuse to ever part with.

There is just something about familiar handwriting that makes it like a little hug everytime I pull it out to make them,

Molasses Cookies

1 Cup sugar
1 Cup shortening
1 Cup molasses
2 Eggs
2 Teaspoon cinnamon
2 Teaspoon ginger
2 Teaspoon baking soda
½ Cup hot water
3 Cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix together sugar and shortening
  3. Add molasses, eggs, cinnamon, and ginger
  4. Mix 2 baking soda into hot water and add to mixture
  5. After all is blended well, add flour
  6. Use more flour for fluffier cookies, use less for thinner, crispier cookies
  7. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes


And the flour, because it just wouldn't be right for me to remember ALL the ingredients

I like mine on the chewy side!


  1. These look delicious. A couple years ago, someone gave me some homemade ginger snaps for Christmas. They were so good and I keep meaning to try making them for myself.

  2. I'll take 20 of these! :)

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  3. They look delicious. I love molasses cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. These look wonderful.... haven't made them for a long time... the family would love it. :)

  5. Molasses cookies are totally my favorite! These look delicious!

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  7. I like mine on the chewy side as well. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Sound delicious! I love molasses cookies.
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  9. I don't think I have tried molasses cookies, but they sound delicious!


  10. Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

  11. Makes me think of great-grandma! Thanks for sharing this classic recipe!

  12. I love old family recipes like this, and I agree, the handwritten ones are to be especially treasured. Your Molasses cookies look delicious, Jay.

  13. PS - Your Cookies are featured at this week's Hearth and Soul. Thank you so much again for sharing them!

  14. These sound so yummy! I love handed down recipes and am so grateful that I have a few of my Granny's also!
    Thank you so much for sharing your precious recipe with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

  15. Hand me down recipes are always the best and you're right about handwriting being like a little hug. I can't wait to try some of your molasses cookies, they sound like my cuppa tea.

  16. I have molasses left from another recipe and will be using it up on these cookies

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