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Molasses Sugar Cookies

Do you have one of these?


I guess it’s a whisk?

Matty B calls it a “boingy-boingy” with a hard “G”. Miss Rae calls it a plunger.


Until today, I have never used this utensil. At least, I haven’t used it for what it’s meant for.

Starting this afternoon around 12:30 pm, I got the Christmas euphoria in me. The kids and Matty B were both out for Christmas break, I have a whole week off and Bing Crosby was singing “chestnuts roasting on an open fire”.

If there was ever a time to make molasses sugar cookies, it was this moment.

Of course, I had a helper.


You might be surprised to discover that Miss Rae’s help is absolutely a hindrance. However, I want to encourage her love for the kitchen, so I pulled out a pack of frozen dough scraps that I save for an occasion such as this and we both “worked”.


Miss Rae’s goal is to dirty every utensil I have in the drawer, the above whisk included. I was using a small ice cream scoop to make uniform size cookies and the girl wanted the ice cream scoop.

“Let’s trade,” she suggested. “Plunge the cookies!”


And so I did.


And they turned out kind of beautiful.

This is my Grandma Honey’s molasses cookie recipe, but you could certainly use a Snickerdoodle dough or anything that has a smooth consistency.

Or you could be boring and use your “boingy boingy” for whisking.


Molasses Sugar Cookies


1 1/2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar+ more for rolling
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4 cups flour
4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt


Cream shortening, 2 cups sugar, molasses and eggs until smooth.

Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.

Roll into small balls and roll in extra sugar.

Press with a whisk, if desired:)

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes (11 was perfect for mine)


7 responses »

  1. Those look great! We have one and I will have to try Molasses Sugar Cookies Rae Style!

  2. No way! I would have never thought of this awesome use for my wisk! Thanks Miss Rae.

  3. Oh. My. Yes.


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