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Grandma’s Molasses Sugar Cookies


  • Author: Lindsey's Grandma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1x

Description

My Grandma’s Molasses Sugar Cookies are sweet sugar cookies flavored with molasses, ginger and cinnamon. Crunchy outside and soft, chewy inside! Grandma really does know best!


Ingredients

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  • ¾ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, slightly rounded
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Additional sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Melt shortening and butter together in a pan on low heat.
  2. While the butter and shortening melt, sift together flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; whisk to evenly distribute spices and soda. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl add sugar, molasses and butter/shorting mixture; beat well with a hand mixer. Add eggs and beat well.
  4. In two additions add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir on low speed. Chill until firm, at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  6. Roll into balls approximately 1 ½ inches across, roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart on your prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes. For mostly soft, chewy cookies bake until the edges are brown and cracked but the centers are not.* For crispy outsides and soft centers bake between 10-12 minutes until the centers have started to crack.

Notes

*The cookies in the photos were cooked until the edges were brown and they started to crack but the centers were not yet cracked.

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