Thursday, June 10, 2010

House of History Molasses Cookies

Here's the recipe for those famous molasses cookies, made and eaten by thousands of 4th graders over the past 35 years as they visited the House of History museum:

4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ginger
2 t. cinnamon
1 c. shortening
1 c. molasses
2 eggs

Sift together the first six ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add molasses and eggs. Mix well, using hands. Roll teaspoonful of dough into a ball and roll in extra sugar in dish or on wax paper. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees (F) for 8-10 minutes (12-15 for crunchy cookies).

- The recipe is halved when used at the museum
- This recipe also appears in "The Malone Cookbook", 1983 edition. (available in museum gift shop)

Do you remember visiting the House of History as a 4th grader? Can you still smell those cookies baking? Make a batch today and plan to visit the Franklin County Historical & Museum Society again - or for the first time.

The House of History summer hours are Tuesday & Thursday 1-4pm for tours. The Schryer Center for Historical & Genealogical Research summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-4pm (plus four Saturdays in July: 10, 17, 24, 31).

1 comment:

  1. These are the best cookies ever! My Aunt in Fort Covington makes these for me and my family-and I love them.