Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Last Updated on July 6, 2019 by Tracy

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Molasses Cookies Recipe

Molasses Cookies Recipe #SweetCreations

I told you guys that we had some fun baking this past weekend and when I was deciding what cookies to bake, I really wanted to make Molasses Cookies.  It is one recipe that my grandmas used to make all the time.  You don’t see Molasses Cookies much anymore, so I wanted to share this one…they are delicious!

Molasses Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookie
Author: Tracy
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Serves: LOTS
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In mixing bowl stir the water and baking soda until dissolved
  2. Add in molasses and stir
  3. In separate mixing bowl (or bowl for your mixer) mix together the shortening and sugar
  4. Add egg to sugar mixture – mix
  5. In separate mixing bowl mix the dry ingredients
  6. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients mixture and the molasses mixture to the sugar mixture
  7. Mix for approx 30 seconds – 1 minute
  8. Add in remaining dry ingredients
  9. Mix well
  10. Cover and Chill for at least 1 hour
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  12. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet 3 inches apart
  13. Place a pinch of sugar on top of each cookie
  14. Bake for 12 minutes
I had 5 trays of cookies when I was done using all my dough, this is a recipe will definitely give you enough cookies to share


These are the Sweet Creations products I used in this recipe:

  • Stainless Steel Cookie Dropper
  • Mixing Bowl 3pc Set
  • Hi-Temp Spatula, with Measurement Markings
  • Large Cookie Sheets
  • Flex Cookie Turner

Molasses Cookies Recipe

I received the products listed above for review to make this fun recipe to share with you guys from the folks at Sweet Creations. All opinions are 100% my own!

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3 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

  1. Could you make a 1/2 batch if you used just the egg white (or just the yolk?) What would such a change do to the texture/softness of the cookies?

    1. I haven’t tried that yet, but I would be willing too ๐Ÿ™‚ Persoanlly, I think that is a great idea! It sure makes a bunch! My dad is coming to visit and promises to eat at least 30 though LOL. The cookies are actually very soft and the dough…even after being chilled it easy to work with…very moist. If you try it – let me know how you do ๐Ÿ™‚

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