Molasses Cookies Recipe

Heather says:

These molasses cookies are like soft ginger snaps. Yummy any time of year, but especially good for holiday time.

These molasses cookies are like soft ginger snaps. Yummy any time of year, but especially good for holiday time.

Molasses Cookie Recipe

[There’s a printable recipe at the bottom of this page.]

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter – melted
  • 1 cup + 1/2 cup granulated sugar – divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and set aside.

Melt the butter and beat it with the sugar, vanilla, and egg until smooth. Beat in the molasses.  Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Cover with wax paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.

molasses2.jpgPreheat the oven to 375F.

Shape the dough into balls about the size of walnuts, roll in the remaining sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet at least two inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, the tops should crack before they are removed from the oven. Carefully remove from the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy.

Like your molasses cookies crispy? Try this Gingersnaps recipe.

a quick round up of all the cookie, biscotti, and other treat recipes here on Home-Ec 101.

Molasses Cookies
These molasses cookies are like soft ginger snaps. Yummy any time of year, but especially good for holiday time.
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter - melted
  2. 1 cup + 1/2 cup granulated sugar - divided
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  6. 2 cups all purpose flour
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)
  10. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and beat it with the sugar, vanilla, and egg until smooth.
  3. Beat in the molasses.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Cover with wax paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  7. Shape the dough into balls about the size of walnuts, roll in the remaining sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet at least two inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, the tops should crack before they are removed from the oven.
  9. Carefully remove from the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool.
  10. Enjoy.
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6 Comments

  1. Traci on December 5, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    i made these last wednesday night, and they were divine. my roommates normally don’t eat very many sweets, but these went so fast that i had to make more on friday. fabulous recipe.



  2. Heather on November 29, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Whoops, I’m going to start posting them earlier in the day. Right before bed is not my best time. It should say 1/4 cup and it is added in just before the flour. ::blushing::



  3. Traci on November 29, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    This sounds tasty, but I think I need some clarification. How much molasses? 1/4 cup? And is it mixed in with the eggs, sugar, etc?

    Thanks!



  4. Beach Bum on November 29, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Cookies are one of the reasons I believe in God. Only a supreme being could think of such a wonderful thing compacted into a small disk.



  5. Meredith from Merchant Ships on November 29, 2007 at 1:35 am

    So Heather, you are actually trying a cookie recipe every day? I’m in awe!

    In theory, I could have a lot of cookie gifts to give away at the end of a week. In reality, I would gain another 10 pounds.



  6. Karen on November 29, 2007 at 1:05 am

    These sound wonderful! What do you think about trying them with Splenda and whole wheat flour (my DH’s a diabetic)?