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Grandma Sears' Soft Molasses Creams

  •  4.4 stars stars based on 19 reviews
  •   89% would make this again
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1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cups molasses
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg yolk and molasses. Stir together baking soda, salt, flour, ginger and nutmeg. Add vinegar to water. Gradually stir flour mixture into shortening mixture, alternating with hot water. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet 3" apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

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Reviews of Grandma Sears' Soft Molasses Creams:

1-5 of 19 reviews   Next >>

  Mercy S in Idaho  Jun 9, 2012
Would make this again.
Love these cookies!! The recipe was super easy to make as well. It's a keeper! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Valdosta, GA  Dec 20, 2009
Would make this again.
These are the cookies I grew up with that we called Ginger Cremes. (I think my mom felt no one would like them with molasses but I am a HUGE molasses fan lol). We would frost them with a buttercream frosting and sprinkle red and green sugars on them.


1 package powdered sugar (16 ounces)
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat sugar, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer at low speed until well blended and smooth. If frosting becomes too thick, beat in additional milk by teaspoonfuls until the frosting is of spreading consistency.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting.
5 stars

  Bee  Nov 25, 2009
Would not make this again.
Extremely easy to mix up and bake, but way too cakey for me. I like a crispier molasses cookie. Taste was fine, just not my favorite type. Ingredients were inexpensive and probably on hand in pantry. I also sprinkled extra sugar on top. 3 stars

  summer  Dec 22, 2007
Would make this again.
I have always wanted to try a recipelike this and always hesitant of how they would turn out. I tried this one today and they are very taste cookies,soft and flavorfull. I cant for friends and family to try, they will love.ty 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Oregon  Dec 10, 2006
Would make this again.
Awsome and easy to make 5 stars

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