Soft Molasses Cookies

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 23:00

Recipe from Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School cookbook of 1919.


1 cup molasses

1 ¾ teaspoons soda

1 cup sour milk

½ cup shortening, melted

2 teaspoons ginger

1 teaspoon salt



Add soda to molasses and beat thoroughly. Add milk, shortening, ginger, salt and flour. Enough flour must be used to make mixture of right consistency to drop easily from spoon.

Let stand several hours in cold place to thoroughly chill. Toss one-half mixture at a time on slightly floured board and roll lightly to one-fourth inch thickness.

Shape with a round cutter, first dipped in flour. Bake on a buttered sheet.

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