Grandma O’Malley’s Raisin Molasses Cookies
Nothing says loving like something grandma bakes!
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- 3/4 cup Crisco® buttery flavor shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup California natural or golden raisins
- Sugar; for coating
Melt shortening in small saucepan over low heat or in microwave-safe mixing bowl; cool slightly. Stir in sugar, molasses and egg; mix together well. Sift flour, soda, salt and spices together and add, a little at a time, to molasses mixture; stir to combine well after each addition. Add raisins and mix together thoroughly; wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325°F. Divide into eighteen 2-ounce portions and roll into balls. Roll and coat balls generously with sugar, and arrange well apart on lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet; flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
Notes: Grandma O’Malley uses this recipe to make huge 4-ounce cookies, too. Just divide and shape the dough into 8 or 9 equal balls; roll in sugar, flatten and bake.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 210 (37% from fat); Total Fat 9g (sat 2g, mono 4g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 10mg; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 32g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 20g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 210mg; Calcium 18mg; Potassium 155mg
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