Molasses Drops

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Cullinaryjudge

My grandma Lena's recipe. These contain raisins and cherries. The yield amount is approximate.

Top Review by Len23

Kudos to Grandma Lena! These cookies are fantastic. I used margarine instead of shortening because I never buy shortening, so I think my cookies were a little flatter than they would have been otherwise, but they are still *very* very good. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Love the cherries, nice addition. I sprinkled my second batch with sugar before baking. Cooked in 10 minutes and i got about 28 cookies or so. Hard to tell as I was eating them right off the pan, lol. Will be a great spicy addition to the christmas baking trays. The dough is quite soft, easy to just drop onto the pans by tsp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar until light.
  2. Beat in egg and molasses.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, and ginger, in seperate bowl or on wax paper.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stir until well mixed.
  5. Fold in cherries and raisins.
  6. Drop onto greased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 350 degreesF.
  8. for 10-12 minutes.

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