Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

This easy recipe for Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies is one of my favorites. It makes soft, chewy, lightly spiced cookies that are perfect for gift giving and holiday baking.

Old fashioned molasses cookies are the best. Soft, chewy, lightly spiced, and pretty. This recipe is a lot of fun to make, eat, and give. Not only are you getting a great old recipe from me today, but it’s the 12th of December. That means 12 bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less! All of us have teamed up to make holiday party treats. The list looks amazing, and you can find everything from homemade mallows to shortbread cookies and mixed nuts to fudge recipes.

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe | Easy Molasses Cookies

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18-24 cookies 1x

Description

This easy recipe for Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies is a favorite. Soft, chewy, lightly spiced cookies that are perfect for gift giving and holiday baking.


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Additional sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment.
  2. In a large bowl beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the molasses and egg and beat well.
  3. Add the flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves and stir to combine well. Scoop one tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball with you hands. Roll the ball in additional sugar and place is on the baking sheet. Repeat leaving about 2 inches in between each dough ball. Using the bottom of a measuring cup lightly flatten each ball.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack and enjoy with lots of milk. Store leftovers in an air-tight container.

  • Category: Dessert, Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 24 SERVING SIZE: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153.7 Fat: 6.1g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 85.5mg Carbohydrates: 23.1g Sugars: 11g Protein: 1.9g Vitamin A: 51.9µg Vitamin C: 0mg

Keywords: molasses cookies recipe, old fashioned cookie recipe, easy cookies for holiday baking

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Recipe slightly adapted from Land-o-Lakes blog.

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It must be that time of year- I made molasses cookies a few days ago! I also made the Hoosier pie at Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing!

I’ve never tried molasses cookies- they look delicious!

I have really enjoyed your blog. I recently made your Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie and after 3 tries, it was a hit. Now it’s everyone’s request at parties. I love your sense of family, home and cooking. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.