Molasses Cookies
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Molasses Cookies are one of my favorite cookies to make in the fall.   These spiced molasses cookies are easy to make and bake for a fun back to school treat.

Molasses Cookies

Welcome to the inaugural Fill the Cook Jar Blog Hop! I have joined forces with a great group of bloggers to bring our favorite cookies once a month so that you can fill your cookie jar with delicious treats.  I don't bake cookies often enough and I'm hoping this fun monthly blog hop will help me be inspired to bake more cookies.

This month I chose a molasses cookie recipe from my friend's mom.  Way back during my freshman year in college my roommate's mom sent her a package with these cookies in them. I just about died from happiness when she shared with me!  I immediately requested the recipe and her mom sent it to me on a post card, which I still have to this day.

Molasses Cookies

If you let the dough chill for a while then let it warm up a bit before scooping the cookies out. The cookies will turn out a little thicker. If you want to bake right away, just let the dough firm up in the fridge before cooping.

Sugar and Spice Molasses Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle, cream together the butter and sugar, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add egg and molasses and beat to incorporate.
  3. Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Cover mixing bowl and chill.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll dough in to 1" balls and roll in sugar.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, just until cookies rise and then start to go down.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 3217kcal Calories from fat 1303
% Daily Value
Total Fat 145g 223%
Saturated Fat 89g 445%
Transfat 6g
Cholesterol 526mg 175%
Sodium 2635mg 110%
Carbohydrate 456g 152%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 264g
Protein 33g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Molasses Cookies
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10 comments on “Sugar and Spice Molasses Cookie Recipe

  1. I think I might have to add these to the list of cookies I am making for Christmas!

  2. Sometimes I forget about a certain cookie, then I crave it! This will be the case with your cookie. I have not had a Molasses Cookie in years! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. LOVE molasses cookies. I can only have like one or two at a time because they are so rich, but they are in my top 5 of cookies!

  4. Yum I bet these are tasty. I have a jar of molasses and have been looking for something to use some of it up and these would be perfect!

  5. These sound great!

  6. These look wonderful. I have friend that used to make something cookies similar to these, and they were delicious. I’m going to have to try these!

  7. I haven’t made molasses cookies for a long time and these look wonderful. I could go for one or two right now.

  8. I just love Molasses cookies! I think they are one of my all time favorites! Thank you for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group! I can’t wait to see what you make next month.
    By the way, I love that you still have the recipe card – wonderful memory!

  9. Your molasses cookies look absolutely delicious. I love a good molasses cookie. This one is a must try. Thanks for sharing it.