Party Food Recipes

How to make the age old Grandma Sears’ Soft Molasses Creams


Shortening 1/2 cup
Sugar cup
Egg yolk 1 number
Molasses 1 cup
Baking soda 2 teaspoons
Salt teaspoon
Flour 3 cups
Ginger (ground0 1 tablespoon
Nutmeg 1 teaspoon
Vinegar 1 teaspoon
Boiling water cup

Method of Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Add sugar, shortening and cream together in a bowl. Now add molasses and egg yolk and mix well.

Add baking soda, flour, salt, nutmeg and ginger and stir the mixture well. Keep ready the vinegar-water mixture by adding vinegar to water. Now add evenly the flour mixture to the shortening mixture alternating with boiling water duly stirring the mixture as you add the flour and water.

Drop the heaped mixture or the dough using a tablespoon over a greased cookie sheet leaving a space of 3 inches between cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow cooling time and store in an airtight container.

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