molasses sugar cookies

molasses sugar cookies

On the occasional soggy afternoon, I find myself craving something with a ginger flavor. Ginger is known to ward off seasickness. I keep a container of crystallized ginger onboard for those occasions when the crew is looking a little queasy. This is a tried and true recipe passed down from my aunt, Phyllis Hyde Morgan. I’ve tried other versions of molasses cookies, but I come back to this one. It has a chewy center and an intense combination of flavors.

molasses sugar cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: Makes 5 dozen Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar plus ½ cup for finishing
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375°. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2

Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat, let cool.

3

Add sugar, molasses and egg to cooled butter and beat together. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

4

Form into 1” balls and roll in reserved sugar.

5

Set balls on cookie sheet 2” apart and bake for 8-10 minutes.

6

Remove cookies to cool on a wire rack.

You Might Also Like

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather Knight
    October 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm

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

  • Reply
    Patti
    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

  • Leave a Reply