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    Chewy Molasses Cookies

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    23 mins

    15 mins

    8 mins

    buckeye1953's Note:

    This recipe has been handed down in our family since World War II and it remains a favorite with the grandkids today. Do not substitute anything for the melted shortening; your results will not be as good. If you prefer a crispier molasses cookie, bake one minute longer. These cookies freeze well (if you can keep your family from eating them up first!)

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    Serves: 48



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    For rolling


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt shortening and allow it to cool.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, mix together the shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg. Beat well.
    3. 3
      Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add to shortening/sugar mixture, mix well.
    4. 4
      Chill dough about half an hour or until firm.
    5. 5
      Roll into 1" balls, then roll balls in sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
    6. 6
      Bake about 8 minutes at 375 degrees. The edges should be slightly brown. Do not overbake!
    7. 7
      Cool on racks before storing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2011


      This was a nice chewy if baked for 8 minutes. When baked for 9 - 10 it was a nice crunchy cookie. I did not flatten the dough down on the cookie sheet. So a person has to watch so they don't roll away. This was made for Preemie Care Center during Fall 2011 PAC

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    • on October 23, 2011


      These were a delight and had a wonderful taste...made my whole house smell like fall! Made for PAC fall 2011

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    • on December 14, 2009


      Oh these are sooo good and I am 73 and I have been making molasses cookies for a long time and believe me these are the best !!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share

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    Nutritional Facts for Chewy Molasses Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (17 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 78.3
    Calories from Fat 30
    Total Fat 3.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 3.8 mg
    Sodium 66.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 7.2 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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