Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jan 13th
Molasses Cookies I
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 5 -6 dozen Calories 110.5

This is an old family recipe, and well worth the time and effort.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix ingredients in order given, by hand (mixers ruin this recipe!). Mix in baking soda dissolved in water. Add the flour last.
  3. 3 Lightly flour board, and add flour as needed to keep dough from being really sticky. Roll out thin and cut into any shapes you want.
  4. 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 110.5
  • Carbohydrate 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol 14.3 mg
  • Fat 3.4 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 89.4 mg
  • Sugar 8.1 g


  1. I had to add a ton of flour to make it workable. Maybe if you refrigerated it for a while you wouldn't have to add as much flour. I also added two teaspoons of cinnamon because I really wanted to taste the spices. The flavor was great but no matter how long I cooked them - Read more ...
  2. These cookies take a bit of arm strength to mix.;) then again I'm used to my KA mixer so I haven't mixed cookies by hand in a long time! The dough was still wet after 6 cups of flour so it probably is one of those cookie recipes that need more flour if you are - Read more ...
  3. These cookies were amazing!!! I added cinnamon and cloves because I like a lot of spice:-). The texture was great probably from the combination of vinegar and baking soda and the flavor was wonderful I will definitely make these again and again!!!
  4. The texture was nice but the cookies tasted almost bland. After the first batch I added about another 1/2 cup of molasses and a pinch of salt and sprinkled some white sugar on top and they tasted better. I wouldn't repeat this recipe.