Molasses Cookie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Old-fashioned molasses cookies that will remind you of Grandma's gingerbread cookies.

45 min.prep time 2:05total time
3 dozen cookies
858 Ratings

Ingredients

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup molasses
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
Sugar

Directions

Combine butter, brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).

Heat oven to 375° F. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls with glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until set.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11098©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These turned out just perfect and I followed the recipe to a T. Thank you! My family loved them... nice and rich but still sweet.
This was good. I cut back on the spices and omitted the cloves completely. I also put in 1 cup of molasses to give it a really strong molasses taste. The cookies came out great!!!
i just made this recipe and would rate it *****. very light, nice texture. However, like so many
people - I am trying to duplicate the recipe for molasses cookies that my grand mother
made on the farm when I was little.

Her cookies were almost 'tough' -- you could take the edge of the cookie and bend it,
and it would not break off -- more like a ginger snap but not as dry. What I remember
the most was that you would take a bite of the cookie and hold it in your mouth and
actually suck the molasses out, sort of strain it thru the cookie.

any suggestions??


This made a very nice treat for my friends at work. Some have never had a molasses cookie and they loved it! Would make it again in a heartbeat.
Wonderful. A standard cookies for the holidays. Moist, flavorful, delicious, classic.
Thank you for this recipe.My husband that had never eaten molasses cookies, ate 3/4 of them. He said that they were Awesome. Thanks again.
These cookies are so easy to make and delicious. Every time I make them they are gone in two days!
This is one recipe that I will make again...wonderful old fashioned cookie

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