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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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Old fashioned molasses cookies like Grandma's.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
45 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
2 hrs 5 min
Recipe Servings


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves



Combine butter, brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.

Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with glass dipped in sugar.

Bake 8-11 minutes or until set.

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