Molasses Cookies - Una Ricetta di Ottarnina Rispoli
  • ¼ cup of 100% Canadian Molasses (If you cannot Grandma's Dark works too)
  • ¾ cup of shortening
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg (lg)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of ground cloves
  • ½ tsp of ground ginger
  • ½ tsp of granulated sugar (for rolling)
  1. All ingredients need to be at room temperature.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Sift twice and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream the shortening and brown sugar till smooth (about 10 minutes on medium with a stand mixer).
  4. Add the molasses and the egg, mixing till smooth and evenly brown. (It will have the tendency to separate and marble so keep it on low after it is even).
  5. Add the dry ingredients a large tablespoon at a time and mix on medium low till the cookie dough is an even and light brown in color.
  6. Press the mixture into a ball and refrigerate for at least one hour. (Covered lightly with a clean dish towel or loose plastic wrap).
  7. Check your oven for any stray enforcers, siblings or eavesdropping evil-crazy-people before turning it on to preheat at 375 degrees F.
  8. Let the dough rest on the counter when you start preheating your oven.
  9. Place ¼ cup of granulated sugar in a bowl. Break off small pieces of dough and roll between your palms till you have ½" balls.
  10. place a few in the bowl and roll them around til they are coated on all sides.
  11. Place the cookies one inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
  12. Bake at 375 F Degrees for 7-8 minutes or until the cookies darken and the tops are cracking, but still soft to the touch.
  13. Don't over bake or they will come out crumbly like a gingersnap.
  14. Remove from pan carefully to a cooling pan very carefully as they are still soft and can break easily.
Recipe by Cabin Goddess at