How to Make Mom's Molasses Cookies

by Linda O.

These are great while warm with a glass of milk ;)


  • ¾ Cups Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Tablespoons Molasses
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First step is too preheat your oven to 375 F.

    Step 2

    Ingredients you will need.

    Step 3

    Get a bowl out for mixing all your ingredients up.

    Step 4

    I prefer this glass one. It has a lid for storing the dough if I want to only make a few cookies at a time. ;)

    Step 5

    Next step is to add your ingredients into the bowl. My mom didn't have an order in which to do this but I say add the wet first, then the dry.

    Step 6

    First I cut 3/4 cup of a shortening stick and dropped it into the bowl.

    Step 7

    Then I added the four tablespoons of molasses. ;)

    Step 8

    Time to add the 1 cup of sugar ;)

    Step 9

    At this point, mix together the ingredients added so far.

    Step 10

    Should look like this ;)

    Step 11

    Add in the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

    Step 12

    Next add the 1 teaspoon of ginger.

    Step 13

    Add in the two cups of flour ;)

    Step 14

    Add the two teaspoons of baking soda.

    Step 15

    Got to add the egg! I forgot to add it earlier with the other wet stuff, but that's okay ;)

    Step 16

    Time to mix the rest of the stuff together.

    Step 17

    Add in about 1/8 cup of water just to moisten it a little. ;)

    Step 18

    Added the water and its moist enough to roll in balls now.

    Step 19

    Pour some sugar in a bowl, roll a ball of dough, and roll it in sugar.

    Step 20

    Then put your rolled ball onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Add more balls until full.

    Step 21

    Full sheet of balls ;)

    Step 22

    Cookies in oven now! Yay! ;)

    Step 23

    Now the cookies need to bake for 10 minutes so set your kitchen timer.... and dance around to your favorite music, go outside and get some fresh air, or sit down and put your feet up ;)

    Step 24

    Almost done and they are looking so tasty!!! Mmmmm good ;)

    Step 25

    Before you pull them out of the oven, get your cooling rack ready ;)

    Step 26

    Transfer the cookies from the cookie sheet to the cooling rack. ;)

    Step 27

    Enjoy! Thank you mom ;)