Pennsylvania Dutch Molasses Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These come from my mom's side of the family. Since she grew up there among the Amish and Mennonite communities I've always been fascinated with their cuisines. Molasses and gingerbread are two of my favorite flavors for cookies. Cooking time noted is per batch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the eggs, molasses and sour cream to which the baking soda has been added.
  2. Sift the flour and spices together and add to the wet ingredients.
  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees farenheit for 10-15 minutes.

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