Soft Molasses Cookies

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 cup molasses.
  • teaspoons soda.
  • 1 cup sour milk.
  • ½ cup shortening melted
  • 2 teaspoons ginger.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Flour.


    Add soda to molasses and beat thoroughly; add milk, shortening, ginger, salt, and flour. Enough flour must be used to make mixture of right consistency to drop easily from spoon. Let stand several hours in a cold place to thoroughly chill. Toss one-half mixture at a time on slightly floured board and roll lightly to one-fourth inch thickness. Shape with a round cutter, first dipped in flour. Bake on a buttered sheet.