Old fashioned style molasses cookies. A good source of Iron and vitamins, and tastes good even though it's a healthy treat!
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup shortening, melted
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 beaten egg
Mix dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly then let stand for 10 minutes. Roll out on a floured board to about 1/4-1/2"(depends on how thick you want it), cut out shapes ( I use a drinking glass for round cookies) and bake in a hot oven at 400F. for 8 minutes.
Makes 4 dozen.
Optional: Top with cream cheese icing or add 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts to the dough.
Store in an air tight container.
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