Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

Cookie-baking time! Make these delicious molasses gingerbread cookies, inspired by the Mexican ‘marranito’ cookies.

  • Servings 15 cookies
  • 30
  • Easy

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups Brown sugar
  • ½ cup Vegetable shortening
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 ½  tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together brown sugar, shortening, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla until the mixture forms a firm paste.
  3. Add, mixing after each addition until blended, the molasses, egg and milk.
  4. Gradually add the flour, mixing to form a dough; Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thick; cut with a large gingerbread man-shaped cutter; place each cookie on a sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. In a cup or small bowl, beat egg; using a pastry brush, paint tops of cookies lightly with beaten egg.
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned.

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Dunk them in a cup of our hot Mexican chocolate recipe!

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