HamBob’s Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

  • Yield: 3 dozens


1cup shortening
1 1/2cups sugar
2 eggs
1cup molasses
4cups all-purpose flour
4teaspoons baking soda
2teaspoons ground cinnamon
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon ginger
Granulated or turbinado sugar, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and molasses. Sift flour with cinnamon, baking soda, salt and ginger. Add to sugar mixture and mix well. Roll into balls the size of walnuts and coat with granulated or turbinado sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of The Hamery, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 160
  • Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Protein 2g