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Recipe Finder | Molasses sugar cookies
Recipe Finder | Molasses sugar cookies

Nancy Corrigan of Baltimore was looking for the recipe for molasses sugar cookies that was on the Brer Rabbit Molasses jar. She had it for many years but lost it in a move, and she wants to make the cookies again. Jesse Neumann of Whiteford sent in a photocopy of the rather yellowed label from the Brer Rabbit Molasses jar with the recipe that Corrigan was in search of. Neumann said she has been making the cookies for her family for more than 40 years. The recipe calls for shortening — not butter — which surprised me, but it might have to do with the vintage nature of the recipe. I baked up a batch using Crisco vegetable shortening and was very pleased with the result. The...