If you're like me, the smell of molasses makes you queasy. Don't be fooled though, these cookies are delicious!
The molasses cookies are a sweet alternative to gingerbread if you just don't have the time to roll out a ton of dough. They pair especially well with a hot apple cider. Perfect for a snowy day!
This particular recipe was adapted from the recipe of a family friend, Aunt Paula. Thanks to her for sharing such a great recipe!
Molasses Drop Cookies
Yields: approx. 3 dozen cookies
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
3/4 c. molasses (unsulphered)
Preheat your oven at 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
Cream together the shortening and sugar. Then, stir in the egg. Add in the milk and molasses.
Mix in the dry ingredients. Drop by the tablespoonful on a greased or non-stick cookie sheet. (I line my cookie sheet with parchment paper.)
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Let cool on the cooling rack.
Tip: For a crunchy top to the cookie, sprinkle a little sugar on the rounds before baking.