Vintage Recipe For Frosted Molasses CreamsThis vintage recipe was clipped from a newspaper and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup strong hot coffee infusion
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves

Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add egg and molasses. Mix well. Add coffee. Add sifted dry ingredients, beat until smooth. (Add 1/2 cup raisins if desired).

Pour into greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake in 350 degree oven 25 minutes.

While warm frost with thin powdered sugar frosting. Cool, cut in squares.

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2 Responses to Frosted Molasses Creams Recipe Clipping

Published 22 July, 2015 in 10:43 am

I am trying to find a recipe by the same name except they were drop cookies that were frosted instead of bars. Anyone have any ideas? Thank you!

Published 8 February, 2018 in 4:30 pm

My mom had this recipe from the 1960’s, we made it regularly. It’s a GREAT recipe!!!!!!

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