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Molasses Cookies

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword molasses-cookie-recipe, molasses-cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 112kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar divided use
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • In a medium size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together shortening, butter, ¼ cup granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla. Whip until fully combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients beating just until fully moistened. Cover bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
  • To bake: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove cookie dough from fridge and roll into 1 - 1 ½ inch balls. Roll balls in reserved ¼ cup granulated sugar and place on pan at least 2 inches apart. (Pro Tip: You can use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to divide dough into uniform size for even baking)
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until tops are crackled. Cool on pan for 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg