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Crisp Molasses Cookies Recipe

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  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 6 dozen cookies
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  • 3 cup enriched flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup Original Molasses
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Sift first six ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fingers until it resembles coarse meal.
  4. Heat molasses just to boiling point; add vinegar and gradually stir into flour-shortening mixture.
  5. Chill dough until stiff enough to roll (3 hours or overnight).
  6. Roll dough 1/16 inch thick on lightly floured board. Shape with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges have lightly browned.
  8. Cool. Store in tightly closed tin box.