Rolled Cookies Oatmeal Molasses

Posted by: Elle 08-12-99 2:26 PM

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Category: Cookies
Quantity: 6 dozen

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Source: Farm Journal's Best Ever Recipes

8 1/2 c. sifted flour, divided
2 TB baking soda
1 TB salt
8 c. quick cooking rolled oats
2 1/2 c. sugar
1 TB ground ginger
2 c. melted shortening
2 c. light molasses
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 c. hot water
3 c. seedless raisins
2 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350.

Reserve 1/2 cup flour.

Sift together 8 c. flour, baking soda and salt.

Mix rolled oats, sugar and ginger in a very large bowl or dishpan.

Stir in shortening, molasses, eggs, hot water, dry ingredients, raisins and nuts.

Work dough with hands until well mixed.

Add reserved 1/2 cup flour, if needed.

Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness; cut with 3 1/2 inch round cutter or roll by heaping tablespoons into a ball with hands and then flatten.

Place 2-3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet.

Brush with water and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set but not very browned.

Remove form baking sheets; cool on racks.

Makes 6 dozen.

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