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Christmas Molasses and Ginger Cookies

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars
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"I got this recipe out of one of my mother's cookbooks and tried it one Christmas Eve with her. They were amazing! My brother even loved them, and he is the pickiest person I know. When they were done I threw one to my dog. They are now his favorite treat of all. Hopefully, you will love this recipe as much as we do!"
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Ingredients

2 h servings 155
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)

Directions

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  1. Beat molasses, brown sugar, and butter together in a bowl until smooth. Mix flour, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, and salt into molasses mixture until incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heavily flour a cloth-covered work surface.
  3. Roll dough on the floured cloth into 1/4-inch thick cookies; cut with cookie cutters if desired. Arrange cookies 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are firm to the touch, about 8 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 155 calories; 3.9 27.9 2.4 19 169 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made them according to the amounts given exactly, and they came out just fine. They are soft and simple. If it's an old fashioned molasses cookie you're looking for, this is it.

Most helpful critical review

Just looking at this recipe I didn't see how you could incorporate 5 1/2 cups of flour into the specified liquid and only get 3 dozen cookies. I cut the recipe down slightly so it used a stick ...

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Just looking at this recipe I didn't see how you could incorporate 5 1/2 cups of flour into the specified liquid and only get 3 dozen cookies. I cut the recipe down slightly so it used a stick ...

I made them according to the amounts given exactly, and they came out just fine. They are soft and simple. If it's an old fashioned molasses cookie you're looking for, this is it.

My daughter and I made these. The whole family loved them. Didn't last long! We will make again. The only one cookie left!

I made these exactly to the recipe. They turned out great. Rather than rolling them out on flour, I used nonstick foil on the bottom and waxed paper on top with no flour. Dough didn't stick to...

I love Ginger cookies. I love molasses cookies. This recipe satisfied both. I added 2/3 cup of chopped crystallized Ginger for some added pop of ginger and sweetness.

I just made this recipe, as instructed. They turned out very well. If I had to make one adjustment, it would be to add a bit more flour. I felt it was a little too sticky, and stuck to the count...

Very dry cookies. Soft, but so very, very dry. I think 5.5 cups of flour is too much. Tried rolling them into balls and rolling them in flour and then flattening them just slightly with the b...

I didn't change a thing, and they came out delicious. I'll definitely make it again for my friends!

I will make it again.