Madelene's Buttermilk-Molasses Cookies

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,564
Yield: 2 to 3 dozen


1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup shortening
1 cup light molasses
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Optional: 1 cup raisins


In a bowl, beat together one cup sugar, shortening, molasses, buttermilk and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture; mix in raisins, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining sugar to cover. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,564
Calories from Fat: 356

This Madelene's Buttermilk-Molasses Cookies recipe is from the 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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