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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies, a recipe passed down for generations.  Rolled in large sugar crystals, they bake into a crisp exterior but soft in the middle.  Great on their own, perfect for ice cream sandwiches! A must make!

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies, a recipe passed down for generations. Rolled in large sugar crystals, they bake into a crisp exterior but soft in the middle. Great on their own, perfect for ice cream sandwiches! A must make!

 

This week is my sister’s birthday! Cue the balloons, party hats and streamers …… well as we get older maybe not exactly the party we want to have. We want to celebrate with those we love and with good food!! What better way than a family recipe that comes with lots of great memories.

The solution for my dilemma for making something that will make the birthday girl smile???? Baking our Mom’s Old-Fashioned Molasses cookies.

My sister came home one summer for an extended visit and I think we made these cookies every single day if not twice a day. Seriously, we must have made them 50 times that month she was home. It took me years after that summer to be able to eat them, but after I made a batch for this post I was addicted all over again. I can’t keep my hands off of them they taste so good.

They are ultra easy to make and they have hints of all the yummy spices that are comforting…..cinnamon, molasses, cloves and sugar. I loved that I had everything in my pantry to make them.

I mean really?!?! Simple, stock ingredients, and yummy? WINNING!!!

My mom was always good at having her cookies come out very uniform. She did this by using different scoops. With this recipe after mixing together the ingredients, you use a small scooper to get equal amounts of dough together then roll them into a perfect ball coat the ball in sugar.

When you bake them they spread out flat and are uniformly even. They are adorable and very delicious. Did I say how the flavor of this cookie is very comforting? I can’t say it enough. It just takes you back to times with old-fashioned homemade goodness!

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies, a recipe passed down for generations. Rolled in large sugar crystals, they bake into a crisp exterior but soft in the middle. Great on their own, perfect for ice cream sandwiches! A must make!

WANT ANOTHER USE FOR THESE OLD-FASHIONED MOLASSES COOKIES?

This Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies recipe makes quite a few cookies so I’m thinking they will be perfect for a homemade ice cream sandwich too. But that’s a post for another day. Today it’s for celebrating my sister and enjoying one of my Mom’s old-fashioned cookies!!

Enjoy!

Yield: 24

Old-fashioned Molasses Cookies

Old-fashioned Molasses Cookies

Looking for something to remind you of cookies from your childhood? Old-fashioned Molasses cookies will remind you of homemade deliciousness that you used to get at a local bakery or your mom used to make. The flavors of comfort....cinnamon, cloves, sugar and molasses will make you want to eat them all!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Crisco Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves

For Rolling dough in:

  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Using a mixer, cream shortening and sugar until well blended.
  2. Then add beaten egg and Molasses, mix on high for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves, Repeat a second time. (Sifting the ingredients twice makes certain that the spices are well incorporated. **see notes**
  4. Add dry sifted ingredients 1/3 at a time to creamed mixture.
  5. Place mixing bowl in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Using a 1/2" scooping utensil roll dough into balls, then roll in sugar to coat.
  8. Place balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet 2 1/2" apart. **see notes
  9. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until browned and crackled, turning the pan at 6 minutes.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Notes

If you don't have a sifter, use a mesh strainer and tap the strainer with your hand to sift ingredients.

Cookies will spread out, so be sure and leave room in between them.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

24 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 25gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

 

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies, a recipe passed down for generations. Rolled in large sugar crystals, they bake into a crisp exterior but soft in the middle. Great on their own, perfect for ice cream sandwiches! A must make!

If you like cookies be sure and check out these other recipes that I have Tropical Cookies and these St Patricks Day cookies… You can make them with other colored coconut for whatever time of year it is!

Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies, a recipe passed down for generations. Rolled in large sugar crystals, they bake into a crisp exterior but soft in the middle. Great on their own, perfect for ice cream sandwiches! A must make!

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nicole torres

Thursday 24th of March 2016

i should definitely give this a try. Not a baker from scratch but I can try. LOL.

Nikka Shae

Sunday 20th of March 2016

Yummy!! Cookies and cupcakes two of my favorite things!!!

Eileen

Sunday 20th of March 2016

These look delicious! I love the addition of ginger and clove. My family will love these. I have pinned to make over the Easter break with my daughter

Michele

Monday 21st of March 2016

Don't those two things just make you think of homemade yum~!

Heather

Sunday 20th of March 2016

These are definitely one of my favorites, these and ginger snaps. I haven't made molasses cookies in a long time though, I think I might have to remedy that today!

Michele

Monday 21st of March 2016

So many delicious cookie recipes, so little time....:)

Monica Benavidez

Sunday 20th of March 2016

I love molasses cookies! They're especially tasty when used to make ice cream sandwiches. Reminds me of my grandma- thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll likely make some for Easter.

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