Grandma Strunk's Molasses Cut Out Cookies

Molasses Cookie Recipe
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  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 heaping tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. each: ground cloves, ginger &
  • nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder'


In large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add baking soda. Grease a measuring cup and fill with molasses, adding it to the bowl. With about 1/8 cup boiling water, rinse last bit of molasses, add to mix.

In another large bowl, stir flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and baking powder.

Add heavy amounts of flour to egg mixture; lighter amounts toward end. Batter should be almost too stiff to stir. Break up batter into balls, place on wax paper, wrap up & refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Flour counter, roll out dough. Flour cookie cutters, cut in shapes. Use parchment paper on cookie sheet to keep cookies from sticking.

350 degree oven, 7-10 min, remove and let cool. Decorate with frosting.
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