Soft Molasses Cookies
Soft Molasses Cookies are a holiday staple around our house. These cookies are so chewy, with warm spices and a delicious molasses flavor. They're the perfect treat to fill your cookie jar!
- 1 1/2 cup shortening melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses light or dark, but not blackstrap
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine melted shortening, sugar and molasses in a mixing bowl.
Beat together 3 minutes.
Add the eggs and beat until well blended - 2 minutes
Combine all dry ingredients together.
Add to the shortening/sugar mixture.
Beat together just until thoroughly blended.
Let the cookie dough stand for 5-10 minutes.
Roll into balls.
Roll into sugar (opt. - my family prefers these without the sugar on top)
Place onto parchment-covered cookie sheets 3 inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees 10-11 min. until firm around the edges, but not completely set.
Place cookies on a cooling rack.
Store in an airtight container.
These freeze well.
Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg