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August 14, 2010

Molasses Cookies

Vi Shevkenek (nee Neufeld)
From the Ladies’ Home Journal April 1996)

Mix with a whisk or a spoon:

  • 1 ¼ c. white sugar
  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • ¾ c. molasses (I use cooking molasses)
  • 2 large eggs

Add:

  • 4 ¼ c. flour (don’t sift)
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • salt – only about ¼ tsp.

(I put the flour in first, add the rest, and stir into the flour before mixing with a spoon into the liquids). Persist if it seems too dry but if necessary, add a few drops water. Chill 15 mins or as long as you want. Form large balls (ice cream scoop!). Roll in sugar. Bake on a lightly greased sheet about 13 mins, or until golden. Don’t overbake! Slightly underbaked is best. Cool on rack. (350 or higher)

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