Frosted Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by wife2abadge

This was one of my favorite cookies growing up and now it's one of my daughter's favs. A nice moist cookie that tastes fantastic with butter/confectioner's sugar frosting.

Top Review by LB in Middle Georgia

YUMMY, These are not typical cookies these are Cake Cookies. I made these late one evening was too lazy to make the frosting that night, so I only made one sheet of these cookies and put the rest in the frig, for the following evening when I made the frosting. These cookies absolutely need the frosting not because the cookies are not good without the frosting; it is just that much better with the frosting probably because they are a cake cookie. Only thing I did different was used black strap molasses, we love molasses if you do not use the light molasses. Loved these cookies. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in eggs and molasses.
  3. Stir together the flour and spices in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the milk alternately with flour mixture until blended, but don't overmix.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool and frost with buttercream frosting.

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