Molasses Sugar Cookies

Molasses Sugar Cookies

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Serves: 48,Yield: 4dozen cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “these cookies puff up while baking then flatten when cool. they are soft and chewy and delicious.”


  • 3/4 cupshortening
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1/4 cupmolasses
  • 1egg
  • 2teaspoonsbaking soda
  • 2cupsflour
  • 1/2 teaspoonground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoonclove
  • 1teaspooncinnamon
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • Directions

  • Melt shortening in a 3 or 4 quart saucepan over low heat.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • when cool, add sugar, molasses, and egg; beat well.
  • sift together the flour, soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
  • add to first mixture.
  • mix well.
  • form into 1-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 mminutes.
  • Reviews

  • “These are actually my favorite homemade cookies- they are crisp and delicious!Great recipe!”

  • “What great cookies and what a gorgeous colour and aroma and as with the reviewer above they will not last long here either !!!”

  • “These indeed are outstanding cookies!I reduced the salt to 1/2 teaspoon, and I cut back on the cloves as well.They are delicious and won’t last long around here!Thanks for a great recipe.”