Molasses Cookies

I find that many people do not seem to make molasses cookies anymore.  My kids love them –  they prefer them over chocolate chip!  I made several batches of these & sold them at a local bazaar last week.  They seemed to be a big hit & a friend asked me to post the recipe on my blog – so here it is.

Molasses Cookies


  • 3/4 c. shortening
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. flour


  • Melt shortening; add sugar, egg, and molasses.
  • Beat well
  • Add dry ingredients; mix well
  • Chill
  • Form 1 inch balls, roll in sugar
  • Put on greased pan 2 inches apart
  • Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes (they are done when they start to crack on top)




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