Soft Molasses Spice Cookies

Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
10 mins

The description in the Robin Hood Cookbook where this recipe came from was that in 1880 a young man would take his sweetheart to the restaurant and offer her the usual treat: spruce beer and molasses hands - so called because handfulls of cookie dough were put on sheets to bake.

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  1. Combine flour, soda, salt and spices in a bowl and mix well to blend.
  2. Combine sugar, oil, molasses, milk and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add flour mixture gradually.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
  7. Roll out portions of dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.
  8. Cut with a floured 2 1/2" cookie cutter or your favourite shaped cookie cutters.
  9. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.
  11. When cool store in tightly covered metal container.
  12. Prep time includes chilling time.