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