Right now I could tell you several of the jokes my grandfather tells about molasses.
But I’m not going to. Why? Because even though they are slightly crude (but not crude enough not to tell), I could never do them justice.
So you’re just going to have to do with these cookies.
Speaking of justice, I hope I did these molasses cookies justice by my dad and grandma’s standards. They are a special Christmas favorite of my dad’s, and my grandma’s recipe is the only one we will make anymore.
If not, more for me!
And maybe someday I do you justice by being able to post photos… I’m working on it!
My Grandma’s Molasses Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 t baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t ginger
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
Mix together and chill 1 hour. Roll into 1” balls and dips in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Simple (and delicious) as that! Plus your whole house and person will smell like warm winter spice, not such a bad thing.
(Please bear with me as I try and figure out my picture issue!)