Tantalizing Tuesday – Molasses Cookies!

Tantalizing Tuesday – Molasses Cookies!

Molasses cookies are one of Mr. DD favorite cookies. I try not to make them too often because of this, someone has to watch his waistline. The one challenge that we have in our house is soft cookies verses firm cookies. I like all my cookies to be soft and chewy and Mr. DD likes his to be firm, that way he can dunk them in his milk. I usually try to make everyone happy and make a little of both.

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The recipe I use if from a friend of mine, so I have no idea where he found this one?

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Ingredients:

1/2 c butter, softened

1/2 c shortening

1 1/2 c sugar

1/2 c unsulfured molasses

2 eggs, beaten

4 c flour

1/2 tsp. salt

2 1/4 tsp. baking soda

2 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in molasses and eggs until combined. Set aside. In another bowl, mix flour, salt, soda, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until blended and smooth. Roll pieces of dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Bake cookies for 13 minutes. Cookies will flatten as they bake. Let cool. Option – roll cookies in sugar before baking. Makes about 40 cookies.

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So what about you, soft or firm cookies? Leave a message in the comments and maybe we can start a great debate.

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11 Responses to Tantalizing Tuesday – Molasses Cookies!

  1. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  2. Oh no! My too quick enter finger got the best of me! I was GOING to say: I love molasses cookies! I’m with you on the soft and chewy thing. My husband also likes them firmer so he can dunk them in milk–maybe that’s a boy thing??? I’m stopping by from Plucky’s Second Thought’s Blog Hop! Nice to meet you. :)

  3. soft nor firm – i usually go for chewy! :) btw just linked up my link party to your page. thanks for the invite and sorry i haven’t been by to link up this week 0 trying hard to keep my head above water. I don’t know how you do it! :)

  4. I love molasses cookies! My great-grandmother used to make them and they were so soft and delicious. Yours look wonderful. Thanks so much for your visit!

  5. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a really cute blog, I can’t wait to read more. You can find my blog at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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