I love making molasses cookies around the holidays! I used to make these with my mom when I was little. We used to cut them in all sorts of different shapes and used colored sugar on top! I went the old fashioned route for these and cut simple circles and used plain white sugar.
Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
1 C Melted Crisco
1 C Molasses
1 C Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Soda (dissolved in 1/2 C boiling water)
6 C Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Salt
Mix together crisco, molasses, sugar and the egg.
Add the baking soda dissolved in boiling water.
Add the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt)
Roll out the dough (use a bit of flour to keep it from sticking) and cut out your shapes. Then sprinkle the cookies with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 mins and ENJOY!
I think they go great with a big ol' mug of tea! mmm