Amish Molasses Cookies
Amish Molasses Cookies are simply the best cookies, especially for those who love ginger snaps or gingerbread cookies. If you enjoy shortbread and the texture of gingerbread cookies, this recipe is for you.
Never baked cookies with molasses? No problem! Baking with molasses is easy and makes for deep rich, chewy, brown cookies with a tangy molasses flavor. They make for chewy crunchy cookies that are a cross between gingerbread and ginger snap.
What are other variations of Amish Molasses Cookies?
This recipe can be easily modified, for Amish Ginger Molasses Cookie, add freshly grated ginger. These cookies are also similar to Amish Molasses Crinkle cookies but are a bit more crispy. Or feel free to add your favorite flavorings or seasonings, these cookies are very versatile.
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Amish Molasses Cookies
Amish Molasses Cookies are a classic traditional cookie recipe using molasses and minimal ingredients. These cookies are a cross between shortbread and ginger snaps and can be easily modified to your cravings. Try adding fresh ginger, lemon zest, or cinnamon for a twist on this recipe. You will love these Amish Molasses Cookies!
1 c. shortening
4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. dark molasses (mix with 1 tsp. baking soda or 1 1/4 tsp. soda sorghum)
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. hot water
Sift flour and salt together and add in shortening.
In another bowl, combine molasses and sugar. Add egg and beat well.
Combine molasses mixture with flour. Let cool for 1-3 hours. Optional: Add freshly grated ginger or other flavorings.
Once cooled, roll out ¼ inch dough. Cut dough into circles or with your favorite cookie cutouts.
Bake at 375° on a greased cookie sheet until cookies are golden brown. About 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
Make sure to sift flour properly, save the crumbs, and mix the crumbs with the molasses.
Try switching out vanilla with almond or anise extract for a different flavor.
These Molasses cookies are also great for decorating.
Try adding ginger or grated citrus for a fresh flavor.
How to do store Amish Molasses Cookies?
Store in an airtight container for 3-6 days. Or wrap cookies and freeze them for up to 3 months.
How to reheat frozen Amish Molasses Cookies?
Choose to thaw cookies or place them straight into the oven. Add 1-3 minutes to the baking time for frozen cookies.