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    Mom's Molasses Cookies

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    puppitypup's Note:

    My mom is quite famous for these cookies. Everyone loves them.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cookies

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt shortening and let cool. Add 1 c sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well.
    2. 2
      Sift dry ingredients, except the remaining sugar. Add to first mixture. Mix well.
    3. 3
      Chill at least 1 hour. (Don't skip this step!).
    4. 4
      Form in 1 inch balls and roll in remaining sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes on greased cookie sheets. (As low as 7 minutes in a convection oven).
    5. 5
      NOTE: To get the texture just right, follow the directions closely. Specifically three things: don't substitute butter or margarine for the shortening, melt the shortening, and hand form the cookies.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2014

      55

      A very nice, crispy cookie with a crackled surface. Sprinkled chopped crystallized ginger pieces on the tops of a few of them just to try. Good, but they're delicious just made as written. Thanks.

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    • on January 26, 2011

      Very nice cookies. I used a 1 tbsp scoop and got 42 cookies. Baked for 11 minutes and the edges were crispy with chewy centers. Just the way I like them. :) Thanks Puppitypup! Update Dec 22,2010 - I'm making theses again in less than a week. Special request by the man who doesn't like molasses cookies. lol UPDATE: Jan 26, 2011 - froze the dough in balls that had be dipped in sugar. Defrosted on the cookie sheet then baked for 10 minutes. Perfect!!!! Great time saver.

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    • on January 08, 2009

      55

      Very pretty, very delicious cookies, even for a non-molasses lover. Baked up like a charm. Thanks, would definitely make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mom's Molasses Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (822 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 120.9
     
    Calories from Fat 48
    40%
    Total Fat 5.3 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 6.2 mg
    2%
    Sodium 126.4 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.4 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 10.4 g
    41%
    Protein 1.0 g
    2%

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