Rolled Molasses Cookies

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“Rolled Molasses Cookie. A soft rolled cookie that is lightly spiced. Good for gingerbread men and good for using as Christmas tree ornaments.”
72 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you want to use vegetable shortening instead of lard, increase the amount by 1/2 cup I have never done this.
  2. (I add cinnamon too).
  3. Cream lard, sugars; add eggs, salt, spices, and baking soda.
  4. Add molasses and beat well, add water slowly.
  5. Stir in enough flour to make a dough stiff enough to roll.
  6. (I chill dough for a few hours) Roll 1/4 inch thick (or thicker if you want cake-y cookies) and you may sprinkle with extra sugar.
  7. Cut cookies, place on ungreased cookie sheets, bake in a 400 oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. They are done when you can press down with a finger and leave a dent.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
  10. I prefer to gauge doneness by looking at the underside of the cookie and seeing how brown it is.
  11. If you want a cake-y cookie, don't let the cookies get dark browned, you want them golden, dark tan.
  12. Baking time will vary with the size of your cookies too.
  13. Small ones take a lot less time to bake.

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