Recipe By Anonymous
Published Aug 22nd
Molasses Sugar Cookies II
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 6 dozen Calories 186.9

These taste like a ginger cookie. They can be either crispy or chewy, depending on when they are taken out of the oven. Balls of dough are formed, then rolled in sugar and baked.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Melt shortening and cool. Add sugar, eggs and molasses; beat well.
  2. 2 Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves and ginger. Add to the molasses mixture and stir until well combined. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  4. 4 Remove dough from the refrigerator and form into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in white sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. 5 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies and 10 to 12 minutes for crisper cookies. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 186.9
  • Carbohydrate 25.3 g
  • Cholesterol 10.3 mg
  • Fat 9 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 210.5 mg
  • Sugar 13.7 g


  1. These were excellent. I followed the recipe to a "T" and they turned out amazing. Perfect Christmas cookies!
  2. Melt shortening and then cool? This is why some of you had a problem with it. ALWAYS have ALL ingredients at room temperature, including eggs and liquids!! Cream shortening or butter with sugars until smooth and creamy. Then add eggs and mix well again, then other liquids and mix well. Mix all dry ingredients in - Read more ...
  3. They bake nice and look nice but you have to really like molasses and cloves to like these cookies. My husband couldn't even finish one cookie. I tried to acquire a taste for them but no luck. I let a couple of friends taste them hoping I could give them away. Also no luck so - Read more ...
  4. This was a huge hit over the holidays. I had several different people with several different tastes raving over these cookies. I was worried at first because the dough was a bit dry but I guess that's what it's supposed to be like. They turned out great and I'd love to make them again. I - Read more ...
  5. Delicious! I used butter rather than the shortening. I took them out of the oven at about 9 mins as I like a softer cookie. They have stayed soft and still taste good four days later. I will make these again.
  6. Fabulous!!! I made a couple of changes. I only had butter so made them with butter versus shortening. I also made a mistake and didn't allow the melted butter to cool. This made for VERY soft dough so I had to add about 1/2 cup of flour. We rolled them in red and green sugar - Read more ...
  7. Excellent crunchy on the outside soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect spicyness. Not a fan of using that much shortening so I used 1 cup shortening 1 stick of butter and it turned out sooo good. Once the shortening/egg mixture cools it does get pretty stiff so using an electric mixer with a dough - Read more ...
  8. Excellent recipe. This makes a perfect cookie. Hint for those who found the recipe tough to deal with due to being sticky: Make sure you allow the shortening to cool completely (until it starts to turn white again) before adding the sugar and molasses. Also after combining all of the ingredients together store it in - Read more ...
  9. Cookies turned out wonderfully. Nice and moist even a week after baking!!! This is a good one!!