Mamie’s Molasses Cookies.

Mamie’s molasses cookies are the best cookies in the world.  They make me think of simple days spent with she and Papa when Megan and I were young.  I think our whole family feels the same, because in the midst of making plans for John’s memorial, molasses cookies were requested.  They just feel right when your heart hurts.

Molasses Cookies

Blend in a mixer:
3/4 c melted but cool shortening (butter makes them flatten too much)
1 c sugar
1/4 c molasses
1 egg

Add the dry ingredients:
2 t. baking soda
2 c flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t. ginger
1/2 t. salt

Chill for a few hours.  Roll into small balls and then roll in sugar.  Bake on a cookie sheet at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

The key is to pull them out before they look done.
Enjoy a little piece of Heaven.
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4 responses to “Mamie’s Molasses Cookies.

  1. Thank you for the wonderful way you have included all of us in this sad process of saying good bye to John and letting Dorthy and the kids and all the family know how much they are loved by so many. We will definitely enjoy these delicious cookies and think of all of you while making and eating them. Our prayers will continue to go up to the Father of all comfort as each of you now begin the process of learning to live without the presence of John, the wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, etc., etc., etc. He was an amazing man who touched so many lives and it was a blessing and a privilege to be at his memorial service. Thank you again for all you have done to keep us updated and included so we could pray and share during this incredibly difficult time. May the Lord be real to each of you and hold you tightly in His strong and loving arms.

  2. Dorothy make these for Gabe when he went into the Army…Gabe is Andy’s best friend and best man for the wedding….wonderful cookies

  3. these are almost exactly like my grandmother’s molasses cookies! My husband and sister-in-law’s favorites of all the cookies I make. I make them for my dad for his birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  4. many fond memories associated with those wonderful cookies—-love and miss my sweet Calif. family susan