I wanted to be faithful to her recipe, for this post. The above is just about an exact transcription (including her note about the baking soda!). The one change I did make when I baked the cookies was to use softened unsalted butter rather than shortening. I used light brown sugar, but think that I’d use dark brown next time. I can also see how this might benefit from some spices (clove, ginger, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg), but they had a simple molasses flavor this way. These are sticky cookies. I used parchment paper to line my pans. If you don’t have parchment paper, I would definitely spray the pans with cooking spray.
Recipe by MyUntangledLife.com at https://myuntangledlife.com/soft-molasses-jumbles-recipe/