Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by FarahC

These are rich, sweet, chewy cookies.

Top Review by biancatlover

These cookies were simply amazing. Perfect in every way. I would like to note though, that instead of using 3/4 cup of shortening, I used 6 tbsp of shortening and 6 tbsp of lard.

Anyhow, thank you! I'll definitely make these again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. Mix on low speed electric mixer shortening, molasses, 1 cup sugar and egg. Cream mixture.
  3. Slowly add the remaining ingredients except 1/2 cup of white sugar. Mix on medium (you may need to use your hands to finish).
  4. Get 1/2 cup white sugar and pour into plate. By teaspoonful roll dough into ball then into sugar. Place each cookie on greased baking sheet. Bake 5-10 minutes. You are looking for cookie to puff up and start to crack slightly.
  5. Take out as soon as cookies appear to have cracks allover. This will ensure you have a chewy cookie.

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