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Soft Molasses Cookies


Soft Molasses Cookies

Farmers Almanac
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 90 kcal


  • parchment paper
  • Stand mixer


Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Wet ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar plus a bit more for topping
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F.
  • Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Mix dry ingredients

  • Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together. Set aside.

Mix wet ingredients

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (If using a mixer, beat on high speed about 2 minutes.)
  • Add the molasses and beat until combined.
  • Add the egg and beat well until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

Combine ingredients

  • Add a little of the dry ingredients at a time to the creamed mixture.

Form cookies

  • For dough into small balls (about the size of a golf ball) and roll in sugar.
  • Place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.


  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until browned and edges appear set.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for five minutes before transferring.


Can use shortening as a substitute for the butter.
If you skip the parchment paper, use ungreased cookie sheets.
Can substitute mace for ground ginger.


Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 126IUVitamin C: 0.003mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.5mg
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