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Old-fashioned Molasses Cookie

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 5 dozen
Author: Melissa Norris
Old-fashioned molasses cookies recipe straight from Great-Grandma's kitchen. Easy recipe for a delicious soft and chewy homemade cookie
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  • 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.