Grandma💋Kissy’s Molasses cookies. Rolled in chunky or fine sugar. SO soft and chewy-never crispy..My mama has been making and perfecting these for over 25 years. Shhhh dont tell her but watch the video for another version you can do with half the batch :) caramels+maldon flakey salt on top.
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Here’s the recipe!
Preheat oven at 350° (and warning… don’t over cook these :)
Mix in large bowl:
4 tsp. ground ginger
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/4 tsp. Salt
Beat in mixer:
1+1/2 c. Shortening (not butter or margarine 😂)
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs softly-add in eggs last
Roll in sanding sugar and sprinkle tops with chunky sugar/turbinado or roll a few entirely in the good stuff for extra texture and crunch.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, roll into 2” balls or double up for monster sized.
Cook 8 min for the Minis, 11 minutes for the Bigs.
Remove and let cook another 2 minutes on the baking sheet out of the oven.. then move to a proper cooling rack.
DO NOT wait until the edges are brown in the oven .. or you’ll make yourself a batch of gingerSNAPS💥
My mama normally doubles this batch. I love making mini ones- reminds me of this fabulous little bar in the village that serves them to you hot with your bill.