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Crisp Molasses Cookies

Crisp Molasses Cookies

Crisp Molasses Cookies

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 6 dozen cookies

Looking for a cookie with a crunch and a great spice taste? Try this one.

Ingredients

  • 3 c. enriched flour, sifted
  • 13 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¾ c. shortening
  • 1 13 c. Original Molasses
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Sift first six ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or fingers until it resembles coarse meal.
  4. Heat molasses just to boiling point; add vinegar and gradually stir into flour-shortening mixture.
  5. Chill dough until stiff enough to roll (3 hours or overnight).
  6. Roll dough 1/16 inch thick on lightly floured board. Shape with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges have lightly browned.
  8. Cool. Store in tightly closed tin box.