Nutmeg Molasses Cookies
photo by Boomette
- Ready In:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1⁄3 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; combine the flour, baking soda, spices and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
- Beat the sugar, shortening, molasses and vanilla at medium speed until creamy.
- Add eggs, beating well after each; gradually add flour mixture, mixing at low speed until blended.
- Beat at medium speed until thick dough forms; shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.
- Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies look dry, transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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I printed this recipe out about a year ago and just found it. With the Holidays appoaching, thought I would give it a try...Wow, these cookies are so wonderful, soft and chewy just the way a Molasses cookie should be...I did not change anything with the recipe and do not plan on it...Thank you so much for posting the recipe!!!
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