Long Johns

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Bluenoser

A favorite old fashioned soft molasses cookie recipe coming from Nova Scotia.

Top Review by sprue

these were great little cookies! so soft. i made them into the shape of gingerbread men and put a thin powdered sugar frosting on them. they dissapeared! i did have to add about a half a cup or so more flour to make them workable but they were so soft and delicious. thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening, butter and sugar until light.
  2. Blend in molasses and egg.
  3. Dissolve soda in boiling water and add to mixture.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Mix dry ingredients and add gradually, mixing well to make a soft dough.
  6. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. A little more flour may be added, only enough to make dough easy to handle.
  8. Cut and place on greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 375 8-10 mins.

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