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Molasses Cookies

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We love cookies!  Oatmeal, chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, peanut butter.  They are all our favorites!   The above saying about the dark side gets repeated A LOT around here.

For several years my hubby has mentioned molasses cookies & I just shied away from them because I knew I didn’t like them—selfish of me I know.  The molasses cookies that I had didn’t have a very good flavor, almost bitter.  However we did a pretty low key Father’s Day this year and one of the gifts we gave to the daddy in our house was a batch of molasses cookies.

Can I say I WAS WRONG!  I love these cookies!!  I will say they are not as sweet as say chocolate chip, however, that is okay by me.  So if you need a classic spice cookie then this one may just be the one to add to your collection.


I went to a cookie exchange last night so this is all that is left from the batch I made yesterday.  Now we do have a wonderful collection to choose from for the next few days as we bake our goodies for Christmas.  However when I went for a cookie to have with my tea this morning guess what I chose?  One of mine!  They look crisp but they are actually pretty chewy which I really like in a cookie!

Molasses Cookies

(48 cookies)

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Spectrum vegetable shortening(palm oil)

1/2 cup molasses

1 large egg

2 1/4 cups whole wheat or white wheat flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp salt

1/4-1/2 cup granulated sugar

Combine brown sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat with mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add molasses and egg; beat well.  Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup; level with a knife.  combine flour and next 5 ingredients(through salt), stirring with a whisk.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended.  Cover and freeze 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 375.

Place granulated sugar in another bowl.  Lightly coat hands with cooking spray.  Shape dough in to 1-inch balls.  Roll ball in sugar & place on greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 for 8 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes & remove from pan.

Try not to eat them all at one sitting—they are addicting!  Enjoy!

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