Classic Molasses Cookies17 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“These chewy, rich cookies are just like grandma used to make!” - by Crisco Baking Sticks®
Original recipe yields 4 dozen cookies
- Combine shortening and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg and molasses; beat until light and fluffy.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in medium bowl. Beat into shortening mixture at low speed until well blended. Chill 3 hours or overnight.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; dip one side in granulated sugar. Place, sugared side up, on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 73 cal
- 3.1 g
- 10.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (17)Rate This Recipe
"I made one small change and that was using half butter instead of all Crisco. I did chill the dough for an hour (or so) before baking. These cookies turned out perfectly. Mine were done at eleven minu..." See moretes instead of 12-15. I let them cool a touch on the baking sheet, then pulled them off to cool on the counter. Perfectly spiced, nice and soft with a little chew--very nice Christmas-feeling cookie. NOTE: This does make a small batch. I used my small cookie scoop to make uniform cookies and got a little over three dozen. If you're making larger amounts for a gathering or as gifts, you'll want to double it."
"Pretty, soft and chewy molasses cookies with just enough of a spicy bite. I made no changes to the recipe and after seeing and tasting the cookies found none are needed. I did make the cookies a lit..." See moretle bigger than suggested, and rolled the balls entirely in sugar rather than just coating the tops. Always tempted to add vanilla when a sweet recipe doens't call for it, I resisted the temptation and found I was actually ahead the teaspoon of it I would have used - I don't think it's at all necessary to add it. These would be very attractive as large, bakery-sized cookies but in the interest of sparing Hubs and me calories we don't need, I resisted THAT temptatin as well!"
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