OK, Your cookie jar will be SO empty when you make these. Even better the day after. Very ADDICTIVE !!!!
- 3⁄4 cup shortening (3/4 cup correct amount)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar (reserved for coating raw dough balls)
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (see note below)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Cream together shortening and brown sugar.
- Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.
- Fold in dry ingredients and stir.
- Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours).
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar.
- Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
- Leave on sheet one minute until set.
- I changed the amount of salt in here. My original recipe calls for 1 tsp of salt but that may be too much for some. A few people have made it as is (the majority) with no complaints on salt, however a few commented it was too much. I think 1/2 tsp can be used with no alterations to the recipe. I will leave it up to you either way you still WIN !
BEST MOLASSES COOKIES EVER!!! Yes, I am that excited about these. I didn't have allspice and nutmeg, so I just added cinnamon and ginger. I subbed 3/4 cup vegetable oil for the shortening, and they turned out great! Everyone loved them, even my brother, who hates molasses. :) Will definitely make this one again!
Yum!! These are fantastic...my 2.5yr old twins LOVED the dough! I have one rack of cookies left..still warm..& I'm sure they'll be gone before bedtime. I'm going to start another batch right away. I followed the recipe exactly..I love a spicy cookie & this as a to-die-for combo. I wouldn't call these super spicy--my girls don't like anything too spicy & they loved these. THANK YOU!!!
These barely made it into the cookie tin - they just flew off the cooling racks! I toned down all the spices by 1/2 tsp., and used just 1 tsp. baking soda. And I didn't roll them in sugar. They are just right - soft, spicy, with crisp edges. And going, going, gone! Yum!