Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 13 mins

You'll want to double this recipe, 35 cookies isn't enough. Fact. End of conversation. A Southern recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter till softened.
  2. Beat in sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in molasses, eggs-1 at a time- beating well after each addition, and salt.
  4. Sift dry ingredients, mix two together well.
  5. Form into 1 inch balls with sugar coated hands, roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350* 11-13 minutes.
  7. Do not overbake.
  8. Take out when center looks a little underdone.
  9. Cool.


Most Helpful

Oh, these are VERY good!! I followed the recipe exactly. This made a big bowl of batter. I got 68 cookies out of this, and they're big cookies too. So, I don't think I would double the recipe. They taste heavenly, just a bit crisp outside, and the inside is ooohy, chewy, really delicious. These will definitely get made again! Thanks for the recipe!! :-)

MizzNezz September 09, 2002

Absolutely Wonderful cookies!! No doubt about it - they're the best I've ever made or eaten. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Laudee

Laudee May 27, 2002

I made each cookie with 1 tablespoon of dough and cooked 12 minutes. Easy to make and made lots of cookies. Very tasty

Paisley Shaw December 01, 2002

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