Old-fashioned Molasses Cookie

  • Author: Melissa Norris
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 5 dozen 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking


Old-fashioned molasses cookies recipe straight from Great-Grandma’s kitchen. Easy recipe for a delicious soft and chewy homemade cookie



3/4 cup softened butter

1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup to roll cookies in

1/4 cup dark molasses

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

In a large bowl beat together the butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg, beating until well blended.

In medium bowl, blend flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger; add to molasses mixture, mix well.

Cover and chill at least 20 minutes.

Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll each in sugar, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until cookies have just set. Allow to cool 1 minute on sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.


To make Gingerbread, just cut 1/4 cup butter and increase the molasses.

Keywords: old-fashioned molasses cookie, blackstrap molasses cookie