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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

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.

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


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  • 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.