molasses spice cookie

My grandmother turns ninety-five today and in honor of her birthday I wanted to share one of her recipes.

My grandmother is from Berne, Switzerland and she loved to bake. She would use the smallest cookie cutters to make these molasses cookies. I recall spending hours in her kitchen helping to cutout each of these little cookies.


1 bottle of dark Molasses
1 bottle of light molasses
1/2 pound butter
2 eggs
1/2 pound brown sugar
1 teaspoon cardamom (I use more)
3 pounds flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix molasses (both bottles), butter, eggs, brown sugar, and cardamom. Then stir in the flour and baking soda. Cover and put in refrigerator for 3 days.

When you are ready to start baking (after the third day) roll out the dough onto a floured surface. Keep unused dough chilled until ready to roll. Use cookie cutters to form your cookies.

Bake at 375 for 7 minutes for very small cookies. Larger cookies will take a bit longer to bake.

Happy Birthday, grandma!

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