Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

OK, Your cookie jar will be SO empty when you make these. Even better the day after. Very ADDICTIVE !!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.
  3. Fold in dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours).
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar.
  7. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
  9. Leave on sheet one minute until set.
  10. I changed the amount of salt in here. My original recipe calls for 1 tsp of salt but that may be too much for some. A few people have made it as is (the majority) with no complaints on salt, however a few commented it was too much. I think 1/2 tsp can be used with no alterations to the recipe. I will leave it up to you either way you still WIN !
Most Helpful

BEST MOLASSES COOKIES EVER!!! Yes, I am that excited about these. I didn't have allspice and nutmeg, so I just added cinnamon and ginger. I subbed 3/4 cup vegetable oil for the shortening, and they turned out great! Everyone loved them, even my brother, who hates molasses. :) Will definitely make this one again!

~Hannah~ May 15, 2010

Yum!! These are 2.5yr old twins LOVED the dough! I have one rack of cookies left..still warm..& I'm sure they'll be gone before bedtime. I'm going to start another batch right away. I followed the recipe exactly..I love a spicy cookie & this as a to-die-for combo. I wouldn't call these super spicy--my girls don't like anything too spicy & they loved these. THANK YOU!!!

KristinB June 24, 2003

These barely made it into the cookie tin - they just flew off the cooling racks! I toned down all the spices by 1/2 tsp., and used just 1 tsp. baking soda. And I didn't roll them in sugar. They are just right - soft, spicy, with crisp edges. And going, going, gone! Yum!

vrvrvr June 14, 2003

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