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Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

Last post Sat, Dec 8 2012 11:48 AM by MarthaMFI. 12 replies.
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  • Sat, Dec 13 2008 12:15 PM

    • MarthaMFI
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    Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    I bought molasses last year and it is sitting in the cupboard unopened.   I was thinking of making molasses spice cookies for my father in law.  Safeway used to sell them but no more.

    Any tried and true recipes?  no nuts though. catches in his throat at the moment.

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  • Sat, Dec 13 2008 4:47 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    this is from my Aunts cook book it dated August 1944

    3/4 melted shortening

    1 cup molasses

    2 eggs, beaten

    2 1/4 cups sifted flourr

    4 tsp baking powder

    1/2 rsp lemon extract

    1 cup raisins, chopped chopped

    1/4 tsp salt

    1 tsp cinnamon

    1/2  tsp ginger

    1/2 cup milk

    1/2 tsp soda

    mix shortening and molasses . Add eggs and stir until well mixed . Sift together dry ingredients and  add to the first mixture alternately twith the milk in which the soda has been dissolved . Drop by teaspoons on a greased cookie sheets and cook at 400 degrees

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  • Sat, Dec 13 2008 5:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    Crisp molasses cookies

    1/2 cup plus 2 ablespoons butter  melted

    1 cup sugar

    1/2 cup molasses

    2 eggs

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

    1/4 teaspoon baking soda

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon ground mace

    2 cups chopped pecans

    combine butter , sugar, and molasses in a large mixing well; add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

    Sift together flour , soda ,salt , and mace in a meduim mixing bowl: add it the butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time , mixing well after each addition . stir in pecans .

    Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a greased and floured cookie sheet bake at 350 for 8 minutes .cool on wire rack . 

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  • Sun, Dec 14 2008 12:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    both sounds good!  Can I use nutmeg instead of mace?    the raisins are out because my fil hates raisins and dates. nuts are out at the moment too since they catch in his throat.  He is the one with the trach still.

    the ones from safeway don't have nuts or raisins.

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  • Sun, Dec 14 2008 3:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    I know that mace and nutmeg are close .. you can but the taste will be slight changed

    hopes that helps 

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  • Mon, Dec 15 2008 10:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    Holiday Molasses Cookies (Archway molasses cookies)

    1/2 Tbsp vinegar
    1/2 c milk (minus 1/2 T for the vinegar)
    1/2 c sugar
    1/2 c shortening (butter or lard will also work)
    1 egg
    1 c molasses
    4 c flour (approximate upper limit; see instructions below)
    2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ginger

    Mixture #1: Shortening, sugar, molasses and egg  

    The batter for these cookies is mixed in 3 steps, the first of which is to combine all the gooey bits: Cream the shortening and sugar in a large bowl. An electric mixer isn't necessary, but it sure would be easier.
    To this creamy white mixture add the molasses and egg. Combine thoroughly.

    Mixture #2: Flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon

    Mix the baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and 2.5 c (not all 4 c) of flour in a separate bowl.

    Mixture #3: Sour Milk

    Combine the vinegar with enough milk to make 1/2 c (alternately, use buttermilk or real sour milk).

    Mix it all together ...

    To the sugar+shortening+egg+molasses mixture, alternately mix in small amounts of the other two mixtures until everything is in one bowl. Mix this well.

    Add more flour ...

    Bit by bit, mix in more flour as needed. For drop cookies, you might not add any more. We usually add about 1/2 cup extra flour, but if you like a more cake-like cookie, you can add up to an extra cup.

    Plop some batter onto a greased cookie sheet. Using a bit of sugar to prevent sticking, squish the cookie with a glass. If you want to ruin a perfectly good cookie, push some walnut pieces into the top of the cookie.

    Bake: 8 to 10 minutes at 375°F --- Allow to cool for a few minutes on the pan before moving to a wire rack.

  • Mon, Dec 15 2008 11:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    thanks for the info!    funny how all the recipes need some type of acid with milk,  buttermilk or vinegar with milk etc..

    I probably will use nutmeg since I have it.   have to hurry up and make them tomorrow because he goes in the hospital thursday!

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  • Tue, Dec 16 2008 9:29 AM In reply to

    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    I made this recipe on Sunday - http://southernfood.about.com/od/molassescookies/r/r71222b.htm  They made a nice, round 1 - 2 bite cookie.

  • Tue, Dec 16 2008 10:41 PM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    finally made the cookies sort of!  I dug out the kitchenaid mixer and got the molasses and shortening mixing and then my mom called to take her and a cat to the vets since my brother hadn't come home yet.  she had made an appt a couples of hrs before. eye infection.  so stopped and made them after dinner.

    just made 2 dz and put the rest in the fridge.   nice but I think the molasses taste is very strong.  recipe used one cup.  I would cut it down to 1/2 cup I think.  not a taste we are used too!  dh took a dz over to his dad tonight so we will see how they go over.  I will roll the next ones in sugar too.  we have a sweet tooth!

    thanks for everyones help!

     

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  • Thu, Dec 6 2012 11:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: Molasses cookie recipe - anyone have a good one?

    bumping up for those who like molasses cookies

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