Soft Molasses Cookies
This is a Christmas cookie recipe from my Great Aunt Emily. We know it's a really old recipe, because it originally called for lard!
- 1 cup shortening originally lard , melted
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup molasses
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 5 cups flour
Sift together flour, salt, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda.
Combine melted shortening (or lard), hot water, molasses and sugar.
Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until blended
Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
Roll out 1/4 "" thick slices on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
Place on greased pan or parchment paper and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 mins.