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Sugar and Spice Molasses Cookie Recipe

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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

Sugar and Spice Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
 

Don't forget to check out the other delicious cookie recipes to help #FillTheCookieJar!

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10 Comments
  • Tree
    August 1, 2013

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

  • 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 🙂

  • Justynn
    August 1, 2013

    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!

  • Heather
    August 1, 2013

    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!

  • Lesa
    August 1, 2013

    These sound great!

  • Michelle
    August 1, 2013

    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!

  • Marlys
    August 1, 2013

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

  • Cynthia L
    August 1, 2013

    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!

  • Marlene
    July 31, 2013

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