Molasses Cookies VI

Molasses Cookies VI

Tammy 0

"This is a great replacement for the standard gingerbread recipe. The cookies turn out soft, and the flavor is not sharp or hot. It has been a family tradition with my family throughout every holiday season."

Ingredients 2 h 18 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 113 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the butter, molasses, sour cream, brown sugar and vinegar until smooth and well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon; stir into the molasses mixture. Dough will be very stiff when complete.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies can be iced, when cooled, with any standard icing recipe.
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  1. 10 Ratings


Very tasty, but weren't as chewy as i had expected. The thinner ones were more on the hard side, so next time i will make some adjustments to make them chewier. But great, all the same!

Julia Lemrise Just

These were YUMMY! But take them out before they are crisp. The flavor comes through better when they are soft. I know some gingerbread-like cookies are often flavorless cardboard. But these were REALLY good. I added 1 tsp vanilla, and next time will increase the brown sugar to a whole cup....for a few people who wanted them sweeter. We used little man cutters. We made buttercream frosting and piped on faces and buttons. It was alot of fun and they are GREAT flavorful cookies! I will be using this recipe again at Christmastime for sure!


I love molasses cookies, and no matter how these turned out, I probably would've loved them regardless. My husband however, is a much tougher customer. I've tried probably 6 or 7 different recipes and he's always hated them... until this one!! I've made 3 batches in 3 days, 1st night I quartered the recipe to make 1 dozen (since I figured it'd just be my son & I eating them), 2nd night made half the recipe (they didn't last through the night), 3rd night, which is tonight, I made the full recipe and they're STILL already almost gone!!! My husband never devours cookies like this, so this is definitely a recipe to save! I followed everything exactly the first night, and they were great. 2nd & 3rd batches I added just a bit of vanilla, which was even better! Sprinkled with sugar fresh out of the oven, and they disappear almost instantly! I'll never use another molasses cookie recipe besides this one again! Thanks SO much!! :)