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Molasses Sugar Cookies

Molasses Sugar Cookies

You have to try these cookies. They are so delicious!


When we were first married, we went away to a bed and breakfast with my sister-in-law, Nancy and her husband, Fred.  Nancy brought along a huge batch of these cookies, and that was that. I was in love.

These cookies are great if you have morning sickness, because the ginger, cinnamon and sugar are soothing to an upset stomach. I made these often during my five pregnancies and they were often one of the only things I could actually keep down. Pregnant or not ;), you will love these with a mug of tea or a glass of cold milk.   Enjoy!

Molasses Sugar Cookies

3/4  cup melted shortening

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375. Combine melted shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until mixed well. Sift together baking soda, flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt and add to the wet ingredients. Form into 1″ balls. Roll in some granulated sugar and place onto greased baking pan. Flatten slightly.(I use the bottom of a cup) Bake for 10-12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.


Happy baking! May your kitchen be a place of grace today, to all who enter!