Molasses Cookies

Relationship: Im/migrant

 My object is molasses cookies. These molasses cookies are from Canada. It’s used for a snack when we visit. My grandmother, Nana, sometimes makes them for her grandchildren.(Me: the oldest, Marcus. Baby Ethan: the youngest.) They’re made out of molasses. Did you know? Molasses grows so slow, the expression ”you’re moving like molasses.” grew from it.
I chose this object, because, it connects to my great great grandfather, who immigrated to New York in 1716 or 1816. This teaches us that some Canadians may have immigrated to New York or other places.
My final thought,is, my great grandfather had a good idea to move to the US. So, the recipe was passed down the generations. Eventually, it came to my mom.

¾ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda








Place(s): Canada

– Marcus

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant