Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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

AngelianMickie January 03, 2011

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

Anne737 August 24, 2007

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.

Engrossed February 24, 2007

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