Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

I was never a big fan of molasses cookies but at some point in my life I actually acquired a taste for them.  I have come up with an easy recipe for molasses cookies that fits quite nicely in my “go to” recipe box. 

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Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

3/4 c. vegetable shortening

1 c. brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1/4 c. light flavored molasses

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (my pumpkin pie spice has ginger, allspice, nutmeg & cinnamon in it)

2 c. all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Makes about 2.5 dozen.

In a large bowl, cream shortening, brown sugar and egg together with electric mixer.  Mix until light and fluffy.  Add molasses, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and flour; mix thoroughly.

Roll dough into small balls and dip into granulated sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and press center of cookie once with a fork.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, being careful not to over bake.  Remove from oven, cool on cookie sheets briefly before transferring to bakers rack.

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Serve with your favorite cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

I’ve shared my recipe for these cookies at Mike and Molly’s House.  Do you have something to Show & Tell?


21 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

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  3. Well I tried the Molasses Cookies (my first time) and they were/are fabulous. I will never by them from a bakery again. This is worth 5 stars! Thank you.

  4. My Grandmother would come to visit us every year and she made the best molasses cookies and I would even steal them from the kitchen and blame my brother, when I saw the picture and they look just like her cookies I was so excited so I am going to make them right now, can’t wait. thanks! the cookie thief! lol!!!

  5. I hated molasses cookies as a kid. My grandmother made them all the time because they reminded her of French Canadian ones she ate as a child. I thought they were like eating molasses flavored dust.

    Your cookies look fantastic! I wonder if I’ll have good thoughts of my really lovely grandmother (aside from her crappy cookies) if I make these?


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