Buff's Molasses Cookies November 19 2023

ritchie family thanksgiving molasses cookies

One of our Ritchie family favorites: Buff's Molasses Cookies!

These are a time-honored Thanksgiving family tradition at our house.

Molasses Cookies

Recipe by Buff Ritchie
Makes 5 dozen
  • ½ cup molasses (Buff used original flavor, not bold)
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups sifted flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
Place molasses and shortening in sauce pan. Cook over low heat until shortening is melted. Remove from heat, add sugar. Cool. Add egg and beat well. Sift together dry ingredients (spices with flour). Add molasses mixture. Mix well. Form dough into rolls 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and chill 3-4 hours. Slice thin, place on greased baking sheet. Bake in 375°F oven for approximately 10 minutes.