Molasses Cookies

526 Reviews 40 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Brenda Hall
Recipe by  Brenda Hall

“My Mom's recipe and one of my favorites. Spicy and chewy, they store well and can be frozen. Great for gift giving or shipping.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 5 dozen

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the melted margarine, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.

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Reviews (526)

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SINGLEGUYWHOCOOKS
410

SINGLEGUYWHOCOOKS

Yes, it is THAT good. A nice chewy molasses cookie. EXCELLENT flavor. When storing these (and other cookies) store a piece of bread with them to keep them moist, otherwise they dry out like rocks! But these are exactly what you're looking for - easy, idiot-proof, and EXCELLENT. MAKE THEM NOW!!!!!!

Monica G.
356

Monica G.

Substituted butter for the margarine and brown sugar for the white. They turned out fabulous. The are the most consistent and uniform cookies I ever make. Tastes like a soft ginger snap. My husband requests them again and again!

GAUSSSHAWN
262

GAUSSSHAWN

I have made these cookies about 15 times over the past few years and they always turn out great. I also use butter instead of margarine. After rolling in sugar and placing on baking sheet, I slightly flatten using a smooth bottomed glass. Depending on my mood(and time) I will glaze with a simple home-made frosting. Make sure to watch the timing on these cookies, it is critical.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 120 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 18.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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