Mother’s Spicy Molasses Cookies


½ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
1 cup light molasses
4 cups sifted flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger


Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat well. Chill the dough for easier handling. Roll about ¼ inch thick on a floured board. Cut with cookie cutter in desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes. Can also be used for sandwich cookies, using a plain powdered sugar icing. Cookies should be thinner for sandwich cookies.

Recipe Yield

Makes 3 - 4 dozen cookies 1x

Cookie Category:  Rolled

Difficulty: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆