These Molasses Cookies are a classic! Easy to make and always a hit and excellent to share with friends and family.
If you love these cookies you will also love our Gingersnaps. They are an old-fashioned recipe we have made for many years.
Table of contents
- ❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
- 🍴KEY INGREDIENTS
- 🍽️HOW TO MAKE
- ❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- 💕MORE POPULAR RECIPES TO ENJOY
❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Molasses cookies are just wonderful this time of the year and make your house smell so good while they are baking in the oven. Molasses cookies make the perfect gift for family and friends. These are also wonderful with a cup of coffee! The spices are perfect!
- brown sugar
- Molasses (I use sorghum, you can use any kind of molasses)
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
🍽️HOW TO MAKE
These cookies are really easy to make, the longest part of the whole process is letting the dough chill for an hour.
Cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg. Stir in molasses. Add flour and baking soda, cinnamon and ginger.
Cover the dough and chill one hour in refrigerator. Make the dough into walnut sized balls and roll in granulated sugar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray cookie sheet. Place cookies 2 inches apart and press down with fork dipped in sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 40 cookies.
I think these cookies are even better the next day, so you can easily make them in advance. They are soft in the center which we love. You can always heat them up a little too, if you like warm cookies.
Here are more tips on baking cookies!
If you love cookies, you will want to check out our Coffee Dunking Cookies. They are delicious! Also these Ice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are a classic that your family will love.
❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why did my cookies turn out so hard?
You over cooked them. Cookies should look a little underdone when removed from the oven and should be light around the edges. Cookies will continue to cook from the heat of the cookie sheet once removed.
Where do you find Molasses?
We have it at our local grocery store but you can buy it online. The Amish stores in our community sells molasses.
We always store our cookies in an airtight container.
💕MORE POPULAR RECIPES TO ENJOY
These cookies are some of our favorites! We have been making them for years!
Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
These are made with cinnamon chips and we love them!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are our favorite chocolate chip! Try these!
This recipe makes about 40 cookies depending on the size you make them. That is about 10-12 servings.
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These Molasses Cookies are easy to make and absolutely delicious. They are made with brown sugar and molasses and are great with coffee. We love to make them during the holiday season.
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Prep Time 15 minutes mins
Cook Time 10 minutes mins
Total Time 25 minutes mins
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 12 servings
- 1 cup softened butter or two sticks or 16 tablespoons
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup molasses I use sorghum, you can use any kind of molasses
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg. Stir in molasses. Add flour and baking soda, cinnamon and ginger. Cover the dough and chill one hour in refrigerator.
Make the dough into walnut sized balls and roll in granulated sugar. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray cookie sheet. Place cookies 2 inches apart and press down with fork dipped in sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 40 cookies.
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