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.
Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies
3/4 c. vegetable shortening
1 c. brown sugar, packed
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.
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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Yup, I’d like these, too. These are very similar to my favorite “chewy gingersnaps.”
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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.
So glad you weren’t disappointed! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
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!!!
I would love to hear how if they stood up to those your grandma would make. Hopefully, you’re enjoying them right now!
Just like Mom used to make!
yummy looking delicious cookies
Thanks for dropping by!
What pretty pictures! And a good endorsement for a cookie I normally don’t love either. I can’t wait to try.
These would be perfect with tea. Are they crispy or chewy?
I love the Maxwell House tin. It sets off the cookies perfectly. Did that come from your new prop cabinet? 🙂
Matter of fact, it did – lol…
I’ve never tried these, but they look very tasty. May have to give them a go!
These cookies look fantastic- as sad as this sounds I am yet to use molasses in my baking!
Thanks for inspiring 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
I love molasses cookies ❤
these look great 🙂
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?
I think you should make them. I promise they don’t taste like molasses floured dust – lol!