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Holiday Molasses Cookies

Holiday Molasses Cookies created by Saturn

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

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  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Grease baking sheets.
  • Sift together flour, soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add molasses and egg and beat well.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with water and vinegar combined, mixing thoroughly.
  • Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  • Bake in moderate (350) oven 12 to 15 minutes.
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"These are big cake-like cookies - a favourite on the Canadian east coast and definitely an old family recipe."
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  1. Dwight S.
    How do I print a recipe
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  2. Gs9865
    My French-Canadian mother made molasses cookies all the time, and they were a favorite after school treat. She’d keep them in an out of reach beanpot and ration them out judiciously. She didn’t use a recipe so we had no way to duplicate those wonderful cookies - until I found your recipe. I baked these cookies and they took me back to my youth in the Adirondacks. These cookies keep great, and get better the second and third days after they’re baked. Thank you!
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  3. scostley
    Not a review...just a very happy comment. My beloved Grandmother was from Prince Edward Island Canada. She made the best molasses cookies. Sadly no one has her recipe. However, I believe, because of the description of these cookies and the connection to the Eastern part of Canada - this is probably as close as I will ever get. Going to purchase the ingredients next time I shop and will report back. Thanks!!
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  4. Nora M.
    I'm always on the look out for new and better molasses cookie recipes, but before I try this interesting one I want to clarify why boiling water must be used. Vinegar is an intriguing addition, but the "boiling" water is really reading my brain! Why "boiling"?
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  5. Donna Z.
    Used butter....they are such a beautiful cookie that will please a diverse number of cookie lovers. The molasses provides essential iron and tastes great.
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