I was never a big fan of molasses cookies but at some point in my life I actually acquired a taste for them. I have come up with an easy recipe for molasses cookies that fits quite nicely in my “go to” recipe box.
Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies
3/4 c. vegetable shortening
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. light flavored molasses
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (my pumpkin pie spice has ginger, allspice, nutmeg & cinnamon in it)
2 c. all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Makes about 2.5 dozen.
In a large bowl, cream shortening, brown sugar and egg together with electric mixer. Mix until light and fluffy. Add molasses, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and flour; mix thoroughly.
Roll dough into small balls and dip into granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet and press center of cookie once with a fork.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, being careful not to over bake. Remove from oven, cool on cookie sheets briefly before transferring to bakers rack.
Serve with your favorite cup of coffee or a glass of milk!