Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grandpa’s Soft Molasses Cookies

The following is a recipe from my children's novel, Ride a Horse Not an Elevator:

Grandpa’s Soft Molasses Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 and 1/8 teaspoons cinnamon
¾ cup (6 oz.) evaporated milk
¾ teaspoon vinegar
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses


Sift flour with soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly; Add egg and molasses. Add milk and vinegar mixed alternately with dry ingredients. Mix well. Drop from spoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until done. Cool 1 minute before taking off cookie sheet. Store in airtight container. Yields 4-5 dozen.

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