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    Soft Molasses Cookies

    Soft Molasses Cookies. Photo by Saturn

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    Nanna D's Note:

    These are big cake-like cookies - a favourite on the Canadian east coast and definitely an old family recipe.

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    Serves: 48



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375.
    2. 2
      Grease baking sheets.
    3. 3
      Sift together flour, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
    4. 4
      Cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy.
    5. 5
      Add molasses and egg and beat well.
    6. 6
      Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with water and vinegar combined, mixing thoroughly.
    7. 7
      Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
    9. 9
      Bake in moderate (350) oven 12 to 15 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2008


      Well, after my friend Lou (Saturn) made these cookies and talked about them in the kid-friendly forum, I had to try them! I made them when I really needed a baking fix (my form of therapy!) one evening. These baked up light, fluffy, more like flattened mini-cakes than what I think of as cookie-texture. They are soft, spicy and delicious! I also added about 1/4 tsp of ground cloves to the ginger and cinnamon, and I used canola oil in place of shortening. This is a fantabulous cookie, one that I will definitely make again and again. Thanks, Nanna D!

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    • on April 15, 2008


      These are great cookies! Instead of 1 Tbsp of ginger, I put in 1 tsp of ginger and 1 tsp allspice. I am not a fan of a strong ginger flavour so decided to err on the side of safety. These will be shared with my quilting group tomorrow and I can't wait!! Thank you for sharing! Made for PAC Spring 2008

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    Nutritional Facts for Soft Molasses Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (23 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 77.8
    Calories from Fat 20
    Total Fat 2.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 4.4 mg
    Sodium 93.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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