Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Meg Sweetland Baker

This recipie was cut out of a 1939 gas company flyer in Wisconsin by my grandma Bramucci. Our family has made them, usually around the holidays, ever since.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together bacon fat and sugar.
  2. Add hot water, molasses, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Stir flour in 1 cup at a time until all is thoroughly blended.
  4. Chill dough at least 1 hour.
  5. Flour rolling surface.
  6. Roll chilled dough to 1/2" thick.
  7. Cut with large round cookie cutter or juice glass.
  8. Grease foil-covered cookie sheets.
  9. Bake at 275 for 10 minutes.
  10. Mix powdered sugar with small amount of water until spreading consistency is reached.
  11. Frost cookies with glaze.

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