This is my Great Grandmother Clara’s recipe, written in her handwriting. These are delicious, chewy, nostalgic, and very molasses-y. My mom started making them for me at Christmastime and at first I was put off by the taste, but quickly found myself craving these.
Its a bit tough to decipher the recipe so I’ve done my best. I also made a few changes.
1. I used blackstrap molasses. 2. I used 1 1/4 cup sugar-free swerve confectioners sugar, plus 1/4 cup light brown sugar. 3. I reduced the flour by a 1/2 cup and added 1 cup oats. 4. I added 1/8 tsp each of the following: allspice, cinnamon, and baking powder, 5. I omitted the brandy and used 1 tbs apple cider vinegar and 2 tbs water.
Here is the recipe, feel free to make alterations like I did:
1 cup molasses
1 cup butter (2 sticks, unsalted)