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Molasses Cookies Recipe

Molasses Cookies Recipe

I love to bake cookies for Christmas. We always have a huge plate of a variety of cookies at our Christmas Eve party. This year, I decided that it would be fun to get with my Mother-in-Law and Brother-in-Law and spend a day in the kitchen baking cookies. We had lots of fun and I really enjoyed going through old recipes that have been in my husband's family for several generations.

This recipe for Molasses Cookies comes from my husband's Great-Grandmother, and while I am not a huge fan of molasses, this is one of my favorite cookies. It's sweet, chewy and because of the spices, reminds me of Christmas.

Molasses Cookies


  • 1 1/2 C. shortening,  melted
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. molasses, unsulphured
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 C. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • Sugar for rolling


Preheat oven to 375.

Mix the above ingredients in order in large bowl until well blended.

Chill dough for about a hour. 

Roll dough into balls then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes.