Do you have any fond cookie memories from your childhood?
May be a cookie that your mom or grandmother used to make that was one of your favourites? A cookie that you’d nibble after school or maybe your mom would put a plateful of them on the table after supper.
You know you have the recipe somewhere…
That’s what happened with Kerry. She’d been thinking about these cookies, finally decided to make them and got a great surprise when she realised how easy they were.
Too easy, really.
This is a classic molasses cookie without spice. Sweet and a little chewy.
Kerry’s brown sugar molasses cookie recipe
- 1 cup butter (or shortening)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3-3 1/2 cups of flour (or enough to roll out)
- Cream butter and sugar. Mix in molasses and vanilla.
- Dissolve the baking soda to the boiling water then stir into butter mixture.
- Add flour, one cup at a time. Adding just enough to make the dough firm enough to roll out. On a lightly floured surface roll to about ¼” thick. Bake at 350 F about 7-10 min
- Cool on a rack and sandwich with basic icing.
- 1 Tbsp. soft butter
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine icing ingredients, adding more icing sugar or milk to get a spreadable consistency.