Molasses Ice Box Cookies

Old-Fashioned Molasses Icebox Cookies


My grandmother used to always have a tin of these cookies at her house. It was a cookie staple.

Later, I found out that this is a really old- fashioned recipe that was actually my great grandmother’s!
Thank you Jennie Lewis for these molasses icebox cookies.


Great-Grandmother was a great baker in her day. Here’s a link to another one of her recipes:


With the molasses ice box cookies, it’s best to slice them very thinly so they bake and are nice and crisp.


Then, eat them with a slab of cheese whiz piled on top. Seriously. Don’t knock it till you try it!


Molasses Ice Box Cookies
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  1. 1/3 C brown sugar
  2. 2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp ginger
  4. 3 C flour
  5. 1 C shortening
  6. 1/2 C molasses
  1. Blend dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in Shortening.
  3. Add molasses.
  4. Mix, knead and roll into 1.5" diameter log.
  5. Cover with wax paper and store in the fridge over night.
  6. Slice thinly.
  7. Bake at 350 for approximately 10-12 minutes
  1. Serve spread with Cheese Whiz!
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