Soft Baked Molasses Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 44 mins

A variation on an old Betty Crocker favorite.These are a holiday staple in our family and you WILL NOT EAT JUST ONE! One of my most guarded recipes, now shared with the zaar community. I hope you enjoy. (recipe easily doubles)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix sugars, sour cream, molasses, egg, margarine, and shortening in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Do not over mix!
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookis sheet. Place about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake time is roughly 10-12 minutes or until the cookies have browned. May be hard to gage by color so bake until almost no indentation remains in center of cookie when touched.
  6. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Serve by themselves or dipped in whipped cream!


Most Helpful

I've just made your FABULOUS cookies....I can see why it was one of your most guarded recipes...
(I have a few of those).....Eating just one...very difficult....This will be one of my fall cookies to make EVERY year I'm on this earth.....Thank you so very much for sharing a special recipe.....

Chef Deb September 21, 2010

Yummy! Some of the best molasses cookies I've made. I followed the recipe exactly and per other reviews, I topped a few cookies with melted white chocolate. The cookies were very good and the only thing I would do differently is DOUBLE the batch, so that there are more to enjoy!

lovin' to cook July 01, 2008

Wow! This cookie is a keeper at our house. It has the soft texture we love, great flavor and it's easy to make. I used just 1 tsp. ground cloves instead of 2.

Edie Pennington November 20, 2005

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