Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delicious, easy and smells terrific when baking. Very crisp.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter and mix with oil.
  2. Add sugar and egg.
  3. Beat well.
  4. Separately, mix flour, baking soda and spices.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture.
  6. Once incorporated, add molasses.
  7. Chill.
  8. Roll into balls (small walnut size).
  9. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
  10. Bake at 350 10- 12 minutes.
  11. Use foil on cookie sheet.


Most Helpful

These are my all-time favorite cookies. They're the perfect amount of spice, the perfect texture, the perfect everything. A batch only lasts one day in my house. The recipe is amazing as-is, and sometimes I like to glaze them with 1c. powdered sugar and 2T lemon juice.

kellyq July 07, 2010

I would give you 10 stars but that was not an option. I followed your recipe exactly and it was perfect the first time. I was looking for a recipe that was crispy but one that the cookies were not to hard. Once I made one batch, I had to make more (150 to be exact), I couldn't keep people from eating them. Everyone LOVED them. They went over so well I was asked to make them as a birthday gift. Thank you! Thank you!

disneyfreak January 04, 2009

These cookies are fantastic! I made them a couple of nights ago and shared them out amongst neighbours and work colleagues. Everyone raved. If you like a cookie that is crispy yet with a slight chew, these are the ones. I followed the recipe exactly. The mixture is very soft after the mixing stage but I wrapped it up in plastic wrap and chilled it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, where it firmed up nicely. I used a 1 tsp measure to uniformely scoop up the doughy mixture in a heaping tsp amount, which worked out well. I used wax paper to line the trays. A fair bit of oil comes out of these cookies in the baking. On placing the sugar rolled balls on the tray, I gently pressed them down slightly using the back of a small fork and cooked them for about 10 mins, leaving them to cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool. The recipe made 40 cookies because I made some slightly larger ones for one tray. They are very moreish, if you like crispy, spicey cookies but, at 66 calories each, a not so bad sweet treat. Thank you, Edna!

les_coll September 20, 2007

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