Molasses Cookie Karma

Whatever specialty I decide to go into, let it be one in which the doctors are paid in cookies. Delivered some babies this week, and this is how I am repaid. What blessed business. Labor and delivery is, I’m convinced, one of the happiest places on Earth. Take that Disney.  Are these not the most awesome cookies? I could hardly eat them–works of art. 


To whom much has been given, much shall be required. I believe this holds true for cookie karma. So. Always pay cookies forward.


Molasses Cookies

1 ½ cup shortening

2/3 cup molasses

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

½ tsp ground cloves

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking soda

4 cups flour

Melt the shortening over low heat and let cool. Add the molasses, sugar, and eggs and beat well. Mix in the cloves, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Mix in the flour. Chill for 90 minutes. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. 


Roll in white sugar and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Bring to the nearest hospital and feed to over-exhausted residents. Especially on Saturday. I’ll be there too… cheerleading laboring pregnant women and catching slippery new people.


One thought on “Molasses Cookie Karma

  1. Awwww 🙂 It looks like your baking habit is rubbing off on others! Babies + cookies – I think you may indeed have found the true happiest place on earth 🙂

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