Old Fashion Molasses Cookies

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Rich molasses cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl combine molasses and sugar.
  2. Add butter to boiling water; add to the molasses mixture, mix in vanilla and egg.
  3. Stir in flour, ginger, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder blend well.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls into small bowl of sugar roll around, shake off excess; place on greased baking sheets.
  6. With flat bottom glass flatten cookies a little.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Perfect for what I was looking for. I used cane syrup instead, and it turned out great. Very soft!

JonBow July 31, 2009

Half of my house hold has never had Molasses cookies. Two days and the whole batch of cookies were gone. I love how the cookies had a cake texture. Not quite like the ones mom made growing up but very good cookies.

Kyoung January 21, 2009

These were very good, crispy coating outside and soft inside. Not sure why the boiling water, but did it anyways as wanted them to be perfect for my new boyfriend, who's favorite cookies are molasses. They were a hit! Thanks LDJ

jan007 January 07, 2007

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