Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

These are basically a soft ginger snap. I made them for my 8 year olds class and they were fighting over the extras. I also made them for a very sweet older friend who said she hadn't tasted these since her mother made them when she was little, They make a ton and stay fresh for quite awhile. This works perfectly for Christmas or large amounts of company!

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  1. Cream margarine and sugar, add eggs and molasses.
  2. Finally add dry ingredients.
  3. Roll in balls size of fifty cent piece.
  4. Roll in sugar--do not flatten!
  5. bake on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
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5 5

Love 'em! I halved the recipe but should have made the whole thing because they were gone in a flash!

5 5

Great recipe! Great cookies! Enough to give away and still have plenty for my family. Thanks!

5 5

These are extremely good hot out of the oven...soft and sugary with a nice spice flavor and they melt in your mouth. You can't stop eating them! After they cooled they became firmer and chewy. I liked reheating them in the microwave. If you bake them for a shorter time they will probably stay softer. I scaled down the recipe to 20 servings and it made 44 cookies scooped out with my half tablespoon. I used butter crisco and rounded off the odd measurements. I found the dough to be soft but easy to roll in the sugar. I baked mine for 12 minutes. Thanks for this yummy recipe! Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.