Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

These are a wonderful molasses cookie & the vanilla frosting is so smooth and creamy! They have been a family favorite for years!:-) Ooh, they freeze well too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR COOKIES: Mix together sugar, water, molasses, shortening and egg.
  2. Sift together remaining dry ingredients and add to molasses mixture.
  3. Bake@ 400 for 8 minutes.
  4. Cool~ Frost with Vanilla Frosting.
  5. FOR FROSTING: Mix together sugar and butter; beat in vanilla and enough milk to make it smooth and of spreading consistency.


Most Helpful

The frosting on these molasses cookies makes them oustanding! I like molasses cookies anyway, and I absolutely loved these! They were soft and tender, and very easy to put together. Thanks for posting such a good recipe!

Joy1996 February 01, 2003

This soft dough puffs up into beautiful cake-like cookies that taste like gingerbread. I scooped teaspoonfuls of the batter, spaced them on a greased baking sheet. One recipe yielded 65 one and a half inch cookies. I cut the frosting recipe in half because I didn't want so much. I was still able to frost all but about 10 cookies. Thank you very much for sharing this delightful recipe.

mianbao April 30, 2006

These are DELICIOUS! Made them for a work function--they baked up beautifully and tasted wonderful. Easy, easy recipe too. Thanks!

jmelyn June 26, 2004

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