Grandma Blue's Molasses Cookies

Grandma Blue's Molasses Cookies by

Sarah Elizabeth

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  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses and 1 teaspoon baking soda, stirred together
  • 1 cup sour milk* and 1 teaspoon baking soda, stirred together (*add 1 tblsp to one cup of milk to make your sour milk)
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt

 

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixture, with a hand mixer on low, or by hand.
  2. Add the cinnamon, powdered ginger, and salt to the mixture and combine.
  3. Add molasses as mixed with the baking soda.
  4. Add sour milk as mixed with the baking soda.
  5. Add flour, a little at a time, and mix until a firm dough is formed.
  6. Chill dough in the refrigerator overnight.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll your dough out on a well floured, flat surface to about a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with your favorite cookie cutter shapes.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes on a cookie/pizza stone or flat pan on parchment paper. Do not overbake!