Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ellie_

Simple-to-make molasses cookies are a great lunch box or after school snack. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (October, 1990). Prep time includes refrigeration time.

Top Review by breezermom

Loved these! They are like a soft gingersnap. Shared them at work, and they were a big hit. Had to put some in the freezer for a doc that is out of town right now....she will love them! I'll let you know how they freeze. Thanks for sharing! Made for Rookie Tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Melt shortening in small saucepan over low heat.
  4. Pour melted shortening in large bowl and let stand until cool.
  5. Mix in 1 cup of sugar, molasses and egg.
  6. Combine dry ingredients (flour-nutmeg) together.
  7. Stir into shortening/sugar mixture.
  8. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 10 minutes.
  9. Pour additional sugar (about 1/4 cup) in bowl.
  10. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar to coat.
  11. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
  12. Bake cookies 8-10 minutes or until barely set (will finish setting as they cool).
  13. Transfer cookies to wire rack to finish cooling.

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