If you are studying the Civil War time period, why not make some old-fashioned molasses cookies? These Civil War molasses cookies are yummy!
We got this idea from All American History, Volume II, which we are using in our study of the Civil War. When doing hands-on activities, it’s wonderful to be able to taste the time period. This is why we chose to make Civil War molasses cookies.
Civil War Molasses Cookies (Recipe)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 2 3/4cup flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
Cream together shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Heat the oven to 375 degrees and roll dough out to 1/4.” Cut out cookies with a round cutter (use either a glass, a lid, or a round cookie cutter). Place on a baking sheet; bake for 10 minutes.
Video Tutorial: How to Make Civil War Molasses Cookies
Watch me as I make these delicious old-fashioned molasses cookies:Tweet