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Soft Molasses Cookies

RG

This is an old recipe that was used in Louisiana during World War II when sugar was rationed.

Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In another bowl, combine shortening, molasses, water and egg. Add shortening mixture to flour mixture; mix thoroughly.
  3. Let stand about 10 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Cut with a cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until done.