Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookie Recipe
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9 Reviews
Old-fashioned molasses cookies that will remind you of Grandma's gingerbread cookies.
45 min
Prep Time
2:05
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F.
  3. 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 8-11 minutes or until set.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
16g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I made these just the other day and they almost brought tears to my eyes . These cookies are just like my Grandmother"s . I will make them often. Thank you so much,Kathy H.

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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.

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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!!!

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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??

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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.

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Wonderful. A standard cookies for the holidays. Moist, flavorful, delicious, classic.

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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.

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These cookies are so easy to make and delicious. Every time I make them they are gone in two days!

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This is one recipe that I will make again...wonderful old fashioned cookie

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