Grandma’s peanut butter molasses cookies recipe (1947)

1947 peanut butter molasses cookies (1)

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Easiest-made cookies ever put in your oven!

So simple, you’ll be glad to make them whenever the children ask! Or, if dessert’s on the skimpy side — you can whip up a bunch in no time flat. And how wonderful these cookies taste!

Grandma's peanut butter molasses cookies (1947)

Grandma’s peanut butter molasses cookies recipe


1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
2 tablespoons milk


Cream shortening and peanut butter together. Add sugar and then molasses and vanilla, mixing well. Add egg.

Mix and sift dry ingredients together. Add to molasses mixture. Add milk. Mix well.

Drop on greased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of a glass covered with a damp cloth. Decorate with peanut halves. Bake in a moderately hot oven (375 F) about 10 minutes.

Yield: About 50 cookies

peanut butter molasses cookies


>> You might also like this vintage treat: Peanut brittle cookie recipe (1953)

There’s just one trick to remember when you make these cookies — and you’ll be making them often! Never use anything but Grandma’s Old Fashioned Molasses . . . for only that molasses has the finer flavor and delicate sweetness (1 cup equals a cup of sugar in sweetness) that successful baking demands.

And Grandma’s is the only nationally sold brand that does not contain sulphur dioxide — you’ll like it better for cooking and table use, too.

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