Recipe By Tammy
Published Mar 5th
Molasses Cookies VI
Prep 2h 10m Cook 8m Additional - Ready In 2h 18m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 113.2

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. 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. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 113.2
  • Carbohydrate 17.2 g
  • Cholesterol 11.2 mg
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 154 mg
  • Sugar 6.8 g


  1. Very sticky dough too soft wouldnt hold shape when cut recommend add more flour. Do not double batch makes alot of dough.
  2. It wasn't the flavor I was hoping for. I made the recipe exactly how it was written. It seemed the ginger was stronger than the molasses.
  3. These are really good and easy enough for my daughter to make when I wasn't home. I like the fact she wanted to learn how to cook from scratch I would have preferred her to have me around during the learning process though. It was a very tasty surprise when I got home that day...I - Read more ...
  4. BEST COOKIES EVER! If you like ginger cookies at least. I did have to dock 1 star though because I needed more spice. So I doubled the ginger and added a few dashes of nutmeg allspice cloves and a bit of vanilla. Oh and I'm lazy and have very little counter space so I don't - Read more ...
  5. 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 - Read more ...
  6. Delicious! These cookies are great - soft and flavorful. Yum! I am so happy to have a cookie recipe without eggs as my son is allergic to eggs. These will be his special Christmas cookie this year and beyond... Both my daughter (6) and son (3) love these cookies. My husband has eaten so many - Read more ...
  7. Very good. Very moist flavourful and not too sweet. The entire family loved them. My first batch was gone before the second came out of the oven. you do need to make sure that you do not over bake them. Under baking is better than over baking.
  8. These were super easy to make. I had some kid helpers that made my liquid mesaurements off so I did have to add a bunch more flour to get something I could roll out but after 20min in the freezer it was just fine. Great tasting and soft and chewy. Not too sweet which was - Read more ...
  9. 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 - Read more ...
  10. 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!