Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies: A Taste of Nostalgia

Are you ready to take a trip down memory lane? Then you need to try these old-fashioned molasses cookies! These chewy, soft, and flavorful cookies are packed with warm spices like cinnamon and ginger and will surely transport you back to your childhood.

What Makes Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Special?

Old-fashioned molasses cookies differ from other types as they’re made with molasses, giving them a rich, dark flavor and a moist, chewy texture. Second, they are loaded with warm spices, which give them a cozy and inviting taste.

How to Make Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

These cookies are surprisingly easy to make, even for novice bakers. You only need a handful of simple ingredients, a stand mixer or mixing bowl, and a baking sheet. The dough comes together quickly and easily and doesn’t require chilling. Roll the dough thin, cut out the cookies, and bake them until they’re set.

Tips for Making the Best Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Here are a few tips for making the best old-fashioned molasses cookies:

  • Use dark molasses for the best flavor.
  • Roll the dough into a thin layer, and cut out cookies.
  • Roll the dough balls in granulated sugar before baking.
  • Don’t use too much flour on your pastry board, as too much flour can make the cookies dry and tough.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies. They should be set but still slightly soft in the center.

How to Enjoy Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Old-fashioned molasses cookies are delicious on their own, but they are also great with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. You can also enjoy them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a special treat.

Nostalgia in Every Bite

These old-fashioned molasses cookies are sure to become a new family favorite. They’re the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in a bit of nostalgia. So what are you waiting for? Bake a batch of these cookies today!

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
A vintage type recipe for traditional Molasses Cookies. Make these classics with dark molasses, brown sugar, shortening, eggs, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and additional flour.
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  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional flour to make a soft dough


  • Heat molasses and sugar together but do not boil, stir in shortening, when the mixture is cool, add eggs.
  • Mix soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger with one cup of flour and sift into the mixture, bet well.
  • Sift in additional flour to make a dough that can be rolled out. (Too much makes cookies dry and tough).
  • Roll dough rather thin and cut out cookies with a floured cutter, place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a hot oven, watching closely as cookies burn easily.

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