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Aunt Ruth's Molasses Cookies

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“These are just like the wonderful cookies at Winkler's Bakery in Old Salem, NC. These are from a 1940s Geneva, OH community cookbook.”
1hr 15mins
48-60 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the sugar and shortening together.
  2. Add two beaten eggs. Blend well.
  3. Add the ginger, cinnamon and salt. Blend.
  4. Add the molasses. Blend well.
  5. Dissolve the 2 teaspoons of baking soda in 1/2 cup of hot water.
  6. When it is just warm add it to the other preparation. Smooth it all.
  7. Add the flour incrementally until the mixture is right for making drop cookies.
  8. Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. One teaspoon of cookie mix makes a 3" cookie.
  9. Bake 8 - 9 minutes at 350°F.
  10. Leave cookies on the pan a little bit before removing.
  11. Rest the dough in the refrigerator between batches.

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