A treasured recipe from my great grandmother. This is the first time I have made these cookies. The recipe wanted the cookies to be rolled out and cut, but my dough was far too soft to do that...sooooo, I just rolled out balls and flattened them with a bottom of a fancy glass. I think they turned out really pretty and quite tasty too. They are very soft and the molasses flavor really shines through!
I am bringing them to our Hutchinson family picnic. I hope everyone will enjoy this beautiful little cookie that has been handed down through the family.
If you like a soft molasses cookie then this one is for you!
Grandma Hutchinson's Molasses Cookies
Makes approx. 3 dozen
1 cup molasses
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup hot coffee
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
Dissolve baking soda in the hot coffee. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl in the sequence listed above. Let stand until mixture is cold. (I put mine in the fridge) Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes.
This is the last recipe from the Baked Exploration Cookbook! Congratulations to all the bakers who completed the entire book...that is quite an accomplishment. I missed quite a few of them because I joined the group after it was started, but I must say I have enjoyed every bake I have done with this fun, wacky talented group of bakers!
I decided to cut the recipe in half and make individual little mud pies. I just lined my cupcake pan and forged ahead! It was easy and it made luscious little pies just ready for a little snack or tasty dessert right from the freezer.
This recipe was extremely easy and took no time at all.
I suggest you try it today!
Please look at the beautiful pies the others did here.