Dutch Molasses Cookies


This is an eggless recipe. They keep well.

3 dozen


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 6 tablespoons shortening

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup molasses

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 cups raisins

  • ½ cup chopped candied citron


  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, the three spices and set aside. Mix until blended, the shortening, sugar, molasses and sour milk. To this add the flour mixture, the walnuts, the raisins and citron. Mix until well combined.

  2. Turn dough onto a large sheet of waxed paper or foil. Shape into a roll 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in the paper or foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight (or even up to two weeks).

  3. About 15 minutes before baking time, turn on oven and pre-heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  4. Slice chilled dough 3/8 inch thick and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
9g Fat
54g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 457mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.