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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Aug 10, 2012

Molasses Cookies - Dorothy Thomas

Family Friday continues with Hubby's grandmother's molasses cookies.  The original instructions were just 'drop by spoon, sprinkle sugar.'. I have elaborated a tinge.  I used shortening in place of lard.

    1 Cup Lard    1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
    1 Cup Sugar    2 Tsp Baking Soda
    2 Large Eggs    1 Cup Boiling Water
    1 Cup Molasses    5 Cups Flour
    1 Tsp Cinnamon    1 Tsp Baking Powder
    1/2 Tsp Cloves    

Drop from

Sprinkle Sugar

Heat oven to 375.

Cream together lard and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each.  
Add Molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.  In a measuring cup, combine water and 
baking soda.  In another bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  To the
molasses mixture, add water mixture alternately with flour mixture.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet then do one of the following:

1.  Sprinkle with sugar


2.  Flatten with a cup dipped in sugar.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until lightly browned.

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