Molasses Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Leta8076

Your basic molasses cookies.

Top Review by Cindy Lynn

These were wonderful Leta. I used fresh ground ginger rather than powder and I am so glad I did! My entire family raved! I also quadrupled the recipe, but ended up with more like 12 dozen cookies rather than the 8 dozen I had anticipated. They were done in exactly 10 minutes (still slightly chewy, which is the way we like them). This recipe has inspired me to try a couple different things as well. If they work out as I expect, then I'll post the final recipe and credit you for the inspiration! Thank you for sharing this recipe Leta!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening and sugar.
  2. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  3. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt; add to molasses mixture.
  4. Mix well; chill.
  5. Form into 1-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheets two inches apart.
  6. Bake in moderately hot oven, 375° for 8-10 minutes.

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