Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cousin Leal's Molasses Cookies

Now that Halloween is so close, we had to make cookies! This year I decided to go back to the molasses cookie recipe that I got from my mom for Halloween cookies. Nothing against Martha's chocolate cookies, but we really prefer these. They are really a lot like gingerbread and so easy to make.

Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. flour
Mix together wet ingredients and the dry ingredients in different bowls. Then add the dry to the wet. chill the dough and then roll out and cut. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F. (I leave them in for about 9 min. in my oven)>
This can be doubled if you are making for Chirstmas.

And, (sorry again Martha) we took the easy route on the frosting. Duncan Hines. Hey, Sabrina loves it and it is much less work! Bye for now!


Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Mmmm these look delicious! I LOVE molasses cookies.

The Frog Queen said...

Gingerbead Halloween cookies, that is very cool!!!


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