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Molasses Animal Cookies

Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.comMakes about 5 dozen


  •    1  cup molasses

  •    1  teaspoon soda, dissolved in 1-Tablespoon hot water

  • 1/2  Tablespoon lard

  •    1  egg

  • 2 to 2-1/2  cups flour, sifted

  • 1/8  teaspoon ginger


Preheat oven to 350� F. and grease cookie sheets.

  1. Place molasses in bowl, add soda in water, melted lard.  Mix. 

  2. Add slightly beaten egg, sifted flour, and ginger. 

  3. Beat well, and if the dough seems too soft, add enough more sifted flour to make a stiff batter. Chill.

  4. Roll out on a floured board, very thin, and cut in animal shapes. 

  5. Place on cookie sheets.

  6. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

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