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Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

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  • Makes: 52 servings
  • Yield: About 52 cookies
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Chill 1 hr to 2 hrs
  • Bake 8 mins to 10 mins

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and molasses until combined. Add flour mixture, beating on low speed just until mixture is combined. (Or using a wooden spoon, stir flour mixture into molasses mixture just until combined.) Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  3. Place granulated sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar to coat. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown and tops are puffed (do not overbake). Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.


  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

(Molasses Cookies)

Servings Per Recipe 52, carb. (g) 12, Thiamin (mg) 0, pro. (g) 1, chol. (mg) 4, Niacin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, fiber (g) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 12, sugar (g) 7, sodium (mg) 75, iron (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 10, cal. (kcal) 78, Potassium (mg) 60

Comments (1)

fleurviolet12 wrote:
This recipe is great! Made exactly as stated and cookies taste very much like the ones bought at the store :)

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