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Elsie’s Molasses Cookies

Recently, I had to stop eating chocolate: doctor’s orders to keep my migraines in check.

My friend Emily felt my pain (most desert is off limits!) and baked me her Grandma Elsie’s Molasses Cookies.  They are incredibly delicious, and she even included a vegan variation in the recipe.  So here you go.



1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup vegetable shortening

1 egg (substitute additional 1/4 cup vegetable shortening to make vegan)

1/3 cup molasses


2 cups + 2 Tbsps sifted flour

2 tsps baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/3 tsp salt



Preheat oven to 325 F.

Blend wet ingredients thoroughly and then fold in dry ingredients.

Form 1.5″ balls from the dough.

Dust balls in 1/4 cup granulated sugar.  Bake 15-18 minutes until set.