Soft Molasses Cookies


Source: Mrs. Storms and Florence Levine and Barbara Pistrang

1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted margarine
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 beaten egg
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder

powdered sugar for dusting

Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. In large bowl, mix molasses, sugar and margarine. Add spices and salt. Then add soda mixture and eggs. Sift flour together with baking powder. Stir into cookie mixture. Drop on cookie sheet in teaspoonfuls.

Bake 5 to 10 minutes at 350.
Dust with powdered sugar while warm.