Soft Molasses Cookies (Reduced Fat)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

Here's a lighter version of molasses cookies. I like this recipe because it uses buttermilk and has a sweet glaze icing.

Top Review by LonghornMama

We enjoyed these! Lower fat, and aside from the molasses, no sugar in the dough. Or eggs. Made 20 cookies, didn't refrigerate, and used a cookie scoop which worked well. Soft cookies, not overly sweet themselves, but with a nice touch of sweetness from the glaze. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Dissolve baking soda in molasses in a large bowl.
  3. Combine buttermilk and oil; stir into molasses mixture.
  4. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  5. Combine flour, ginger and salt; gradually add to molasses mixture, stirring well.
  6. Coat hands lightly with cooking spray.
  7. Shape dough into 30 (1-inch) balls and place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Combine powdered sugar, water and vanilla.
  11. Spoon into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal bag.
  12. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag; drizzle glaze over cookies.

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