Grandmama Genevieve Famous Molasses Cookies

This is a secret (well, not so much anymore…lol) recipe that my grandmama used to make us every year at Christmas time. Then my mom made it and now I do. Best soft Molasses/gingerbread cookies EVER!! But you must promise to NEVER tell anyone…

Grandmama Genevieve Famous Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c Shortening
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Molasses
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 c Flour
  • 4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 c sugar (for dipping)

Instructions

Mix wet ingredients.
Add in the dry ingredients, mix well.
Chill dough for 1 hour.
Roll dough into small balls and dip one side into sugar.
Place sugar side up onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes 375*.
Cool on wire rack.

Comments (5)

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Hello, I am from Australia and believe it or not but shortening is not easy to find so I was wondering if it was possible to substitute with butter instead. I apologize as a Grandmama's recipe is always treasured. Sweetest regards, Anna

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Anna, you can substitute butter in this recipe, but the cookies may spread/flatten more than they would with shortening. hope this helps....

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Are you able to convert the recipe into grams or ounces please - we do not have cups in the UK.

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Love these cookies thank you so much for sharing your family recipe!!! :)

@sjlh Are you able to convert the recipe into grams or ounces please – we do not have cups in the UK. Here is the recipe in grams :)

'Grandmama Genevieve Famous Molasses Cookies'

Ingredients

300g. Shortening 400g. Sugar 170g. Molasses 2 Eggs 512 g. Flour 4 Tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Ground Cloves 1 Tsp Ground Ginger 1 Tsp Salt 32g. c sugar (for dipping)


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