Memo's Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 52mins
Recipe by laurenpie

Delicious, soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies. This is actually a vintage WWII Brer Rabbit "Molasses Sugar Cookie" recipe from when sugar was rationed. As odd as it seems, DO use butter-flavored SHORTENING and NOT butter, the taste is buttery anyway and shortening will give you that perfect texture. Chilling the dough is also a must. Original recipe says "yields 4 dozen", but we only end up with 2 dozen. Prep time doesn't include chilling time. Family Note: Memo is Mom-Mom's mother: Verdis Pierce Reasoner.

Top Review by puppitypup

These cookies are addictive! The taste is great, and the texture is slightly crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside, yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt shortening, cool. Add sugar, molasses and egg; beat well.
  2. Sift dry ingredients, add to first mixture and mix well.
  3. Chill thoroughly (for at least a few hours, we chill overnight).
  4. Form into 1" balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Cookies should be light, pillowy and soft, not dark and crispy.

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