Recipe By Tiffany Rogers
Published Feb 17th
Molasses Sugar Cookies I
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 5 dozen Calories 116.5

These cookies store wonderfully and keep for several days.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cream together until light and fluffy butter flavored shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses and beat well. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves and ginger. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. 2 Chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. 4 Roll into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 116.5
  • Carbohydrate 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol 6.2 mg
  • Fat 5.6 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 109 mg
  • Sugar 8.7 g


  1. Loved these! I have never heard of a molasses cookie but OMG Yum! I chilled the dough for about an hour and they turned out plump & chewy. Cooled mine on a granite counter to keep them soft. 8 minutes baking was definately enough for my oven. A new family (and neighborhood favorite:)
  2. I am a very experienced baker and I did not care for this recipe. The cookies were flat and not at all like a true molasses cookie should be. Very little molasses taste. Will not try again.
  3. My son says these are the best cookies I've ever made, and I agree! I used butter instead of shortening. YUM!!!
  4. i love the flavour of these cookies! i substitute butter for shortening/ these really satisfy my molasses craving.
  5. A yummy old-fashioned tasting cookie. I usually add a 3/4 cup of raisins.
  6. excellent cookies - full of flavor
  7. For me, this is the perfect molasses cookie. I've been searching for years and finally found it - crisp yet chewy, tasting of molasses and spices and sugar, melting in the mouth. Think the Starbuck's molasses cookie but smaller. Not being fond of shortening, I compromised with half butter flavor shortening and half butter, and - Read more ...
  8. I offered these cookies at a party along with 5 other treats, and these went the quickest. They were a combination of chewy, soft and crisp. This will replace my current molassas cookie recipe for sure! Delicious!!
  9. I really liked them with tea. I used them on my gift trays.