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
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).