molasses sugar cookies

molasses sugar cookies

This recipe was given to me from my Aunt Phyllis Morgan. I’ve tried other versions of molasses cookies, but, I come back to this one. It has a chewy center and an intense flavor combination.

molasses sugar cookies

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Serves: Makes 5 dozen Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • ¾ cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar plus ½ cup for finishing
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt



Melt butter in medium sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and let cool.


In medium-sized bowl add dry ingredients and mix well.


Stir together sugar, molasses and eggs. Add dry ingredients and blend well.


Chill for 45 minutes. Form into 1” balls and roll in sugar.


Set on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375° for 10 minutes.


Remove cookies to cool on a wire rack.

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    Heather Knight
    October 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I am inspired to make the molasses sugar cookies! Nice layout and photography, sailing around with you looks like it would be delicious.

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    December 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    My recipe is exactly the same except I add more of the spices – 1 tsp. cloves, 1 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. We make these every Christmas on Cookie Day. I am anxious to try your version. Patti

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