Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are my absolute favorite cookies. Every time I go home my mom makes a batch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together brown sugar, Crisco, molasses and egg; add in flour, soda and spices, mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls.
  5. Dip tops in granulated sugar.
  6. Place sugar-side up about 3" apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and let cool.


Most Helpful

My kids gave this a "10" but 5 stars is as high as it gets. Nice soft on the inside, crisp on the outside cookie. I got just under 3 dozen beautiful 2" cookies, and I'm adding this to my favorites!

Sharlene~W January 17, 2002

I love molasses cookies, and this is the best one I've ever had. They are moist on the inside, crisp edges, the taste is perfect!! This recipe will get a lot of use.

MizzNezz March 10, 2002

Cant buy Crisco here, so I used Chefade. These really are delicious, molasses isnt something I''d normally have in the pantry either, but had that because of another zaar recipe I''d tried. =)

Evie* December 04, 2001

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