Molasses Drop Cookies

This recipe is from a neighbor we had when I was a little boy in Milnesville, Pa. This was a small mining town just north of Hazelton, Pa. Ada & Charlie Goodwin lived in the left side of the double house on the north side of then road.  

Ingredients

  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baking molasses
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 tsp baking soda in 1 cu boiling water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 cups flour or more if needed

Directions

  1. Drop by tsp on greased cookie sheet
  2. Sprinkle with sugar

These are all the directions on the recipe.  No time or temperature. I would suspect that the oven temperature was 350 degrees. Baking time varies depending on the size of the cookies. As with all dark cookies, they are a bugger to determine when they are done.

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