Nutmeg Molasses Cookies

"This is from a Treasury of Holiday Cookies, a supermarket booklet that I picked up a couple of years ago. I have wanted to make these cookies and keep misplacing the booklet. If I post it, maybe I will make them."
photo by Boomette photo by Boomette
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Ready In:
60 cookies




  • 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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  1. Lparmoc
    Very tasty spice cookies. However, next time I'll replace half the shortening with butter for a bit more flavor. I also didn't bother rolling the dough into balls first; just dropped by spoonfuls onto baking sheet, then pressed flat with sugar-dipped glass. My teenagers love these cookies also.
  2. hurricanesweetie
    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!!!
  3. Boomette
    I did the recipe for 30 cookies and got 29 cookies LOL I used Tenderflake with butter flavor. I cooked the cookies 10 minutes and left them 2 minutes on the baking sheet then I removed them on the wire rack. Thanks PaulaG :) Made for Newest Zaar tag.


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