Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I got this recipe from a college friend in the early 1970s. It's still the best molasses cookie recipe I've found. Thanks, Susannah, wherever you are now!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, and molasses.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into the shortening mixture.
  4. Form 1" balls of dough and roll in granulated sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I have the same recipe from my Aunt. We call them Sugar and Spice cookies. The only difference is we use 3/4 teaspoon cloves intstead of 1/4 teaspoon. All other measurements are the same. These are by far the best molasses cookie I have ever had. I also have friends request the recipe whenever I make them. They make the house smell wonderful too!

Little Suzy Homemaker August 19, 2007