Silver Palate Molasses Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are fabulous--big and soft. I am posting this here since the book that the recipe is in is 3 inches square, and the kid likes to take the book and hide it. These are the best molasses cookies I've had.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter (I just put it in the microwave), and add sugar and molasses.
  3. Lightly beat the egg (or use 1/4 cup eggbeaters) and add to the butter mixture, and blend well.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together, and add to the butter mixture(I use King Arthur Flour White Whole Wheat--it has the same texture of all-purpose).
  5. It will look wet.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  7. Drop the batter by tablespoons onto the foil, 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes, until the cookes darken.
  9. Remove foil from cookie sheet, and let the cookies cool on the foil.
Most Helpful

SO easy to make, no creaming, etc., and my family agrees they are the BEST! I've always used the foil because the Silver Palate specified using it. I never liked using it; standard size aluminum foil doesn't fit my cookie sheets well, and sometimes the cookies stick. Tried parchment paper today - HUGE success - better fit on the cookie sheet, and NO sticking.

kathleenpat July 11, 2006

Good flavor but mine were flat so must be the high altitude.

adopt a greyhound May 25, 2012

flat and chewy and delicious cookie!

sofie-a-toast February 07, 2012