Aug.7th, Molasses cookies and log cabin blocks

Can’t you just smell the air ,filled with cinnamon,cloves,ginger,and molasses mixed with the faint smell of wood smoke?!

In my life time I have made many cookies, chocolate chip, sugar cookies,raisin filled cookies, kiffles, oatmeal cookies,and Christmas cookies with icing and sprinkles. My family has enjoyed them all but the cookie that is most loved in this home is the plain looking molasses crinkle.

In the first few years of our married life,times were a little hard,but we had enough means to raise our on meat. So lard was used a lot for baking.. The cookies got even better when we had room for a cow. She was a Guernsey,so we had lots of butter.

I have used king syrup , blackstrap,dark Karo ,and local cane syrup. They all work ,with each syrup giving their own taste to the cookie. 

The dough keeps in the frig for awhile if one wishes to only make a few cookies at a time for fresh eating. They also freeze well and keep their freshness if frozen right after they cool off. 

These cookies are also very good when half of the cookie is dipped in white chocolate.

Here is the recipe..

1 1/2 cup of shortening

2 cups of sugar 

2 eggs

2 tsp.baking soda

1 tsp of cloves

1/2 tsp ginger

2 tsp of cinnamon 

3 3/4 cups of flour .. 4 if using all butter.

1 tsp of salt

Put ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Roll into an one inch ball then roll in sugar or powder sugar 

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 min. 

Enjoy 🙂

I have been working also on log cabin scrappy blocks. Eighty of them are finished with 40 more to go.

Have a lovely week , Deb


9 thoughts on “Aug.7th, Molasses cookies and log cabin blocks

  1. KerryCan

    I love this kind of cookie and haven’t made them in a long time! I kind of associate them with autumn, though, so I will bookmark the recipe. The quilt blocks are piling up–great progress!


  2. blosslyn

    They look and sound so yummy….. ha ha we have both started on a diet last week, so maybe once we have lost some weight, I might make some for a treat. Now that is a quilt I know about log cabin, have done two of those, but on the sewing machine and also not hand quilted on the back either 🙂

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    1. Deb Post author

      Wishing you much luck on the weight losing! Something I should also be thinking about but pushed that thought to the back ” burner”. I have been sewing the cabin blocks by sewing machine when put together I will tie it. I think it will look nice in ties.

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      1. blosslyn

        Thank you, its mainly for my husband, although I could do with losing a little, do not want to be ultra skinny, not good when you get older, you look even older 🙂 I know what you mean when you say tie, as you have shown us some, but is that to keep the front and the back of the quilt together.

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      2. Deb Post author

        Yes ,it is to hold the batting and backing to the top, other wise the batting after a few washing would end up in a big lump inside the quilt. I’m trying to discipline myself to a brisk walk every day.. Not always so disciplined…

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