Soft Molasses Cookies (Reduced Fat)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

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

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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!