Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

This was one of my favorite cookies growing up and now it's one of my daughter's favs. A nice moist cookie that tastes fantastic with butter/confectioner's sugar frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in eggs and molasses.
  3. Stir together the flour and spices in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the milk alternately with flour mixture until blended, but don't overmix.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool and frost with buttercream frosting.
Most Helpful

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YUMMY, These are not typical cookies these are Cake Cookies. I made these late one evening was too lazy to make the frosting that night, so I only made one sheet of these cookies and put the rest in the frig, for the following evening when I made the frosting. These cookies absolutely need the frosting not because the cookies are not good without the frosting; it is just that much better with the frosting probably because they are a cake cookie. Only thing I did different was used black strap molasses, we love molasses if you do not use the light molasses. Loved these cookies. Thanks for posting.

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