Old Tyme Molasses Cookies

Old Tyme Molasses Cookies

1 C. shortening (back then she liked lard )

1 C. brown sugar

1 C. molasses

1 C. sour milk (sour with vinegar or lemon juice)

2 t. soda

1 t. each ginger and cinnamon

1 T. vinegar ( she liked cider vinegar but I’ve done it with white and it still works)

5 C. flour ( you may need more or less )

Mix shortening, sugar, and spices together. Add vinegar, molasses and milk, mix well. Add flour, one cup at a time without sifting it first, till you have a stiff dough. Refrigerate for at least an hour or even over night if you want. Heat oven to 350°F. to 375°F.

Roll dough into about walnut size balls, then you take something to press the ball flat on a floured surface, (I always used a saucer, I floured the bottom of it first so it wouldn’t stick). Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush tops with milk then sprinkle with sugar. Bake for about 5 minutes (maybe a little longer, you have to watch the first batch to see exactly how long).

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