Molasses Sugar Cookies

Delight in the warm embrace of nostalgia with these comforting Molasses Sugar Cookies. With their rich flavor and soft, chewy texture, these cookies are a beloved classic that brings generations together around the kitchen table. Infused with the deep, earthy sweetness of molasses and a blend of aromatic spices, each bite is a journey back in time to cherished moments of homemade goodness. Whether enjoyed with a cold glass of milk on a cozy evening or shared with friends and family during holiday celebrations, these Molasses Sugar Cookies are a heartwarming reminder of the simple joys found in every homemade treat.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


To Prepare:

Melt shortening in a 2 or 3 quart saucepan over low heat; cool.  Add sugar, molasses, and egg; beat well.  Sift together soda, flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and salt and add to molasses mixture.  Mix well.  Chill.  Form dough into 1-inch balls, roll in granulated sugar and place on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Yields: 3 dozen

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