Celebrate the winter months with spicy and soft molasses cookies. Great for eating with a hot cup of coffee.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg until well blended. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the molasses mixture. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.1g 5% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 18.7mg 6% DV; sodium 111.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
THESE ARE SO SOFT!! I let them cool as directed (5min on the sheet then to wire rack) I only let them sit on the wire rack about 2 - 3 minutes and then I bagged them. I also dipped them in red and green sugar, just for holiday flare - THEY ARE TASTY TASTY TASTY!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2007
Easy to make easy to roll and turned out soft. But the smell of the molasses and/or batter reminded me of ipecac. These cookies were also bland and not sweet. I made these to add to treat bags and I don't like them enough to give to others. If I don't want to eat these why should I pawn them off to others? Read More
(9)
224 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 154
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2006
THESE ARE SO SOFT!! I let them cool as directed (5min on the sheet then to wire rack) I only let them sit on the wire rack about 2 - 3 minutes and then I bagged them. I also dipped them in red and green sugar, just for holiday flare - THEY ARE TASTY TASTY TASTY!! Read More
(62)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2007
THESE ARE GOOD! Don't believe any bad reviews on these cookies (they must have done something wrong)! I used 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. ground cloves and rolled the balls in sugar before baking. Baked for 11 minutes. EXCELLENT soft molasses cookies!! Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2006
Really delicious and simple. They've stayed nice & soft. I used my Pampered Chef small melonball tool and had these done in no time. Made the perfect amount. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2007
These were wonderful little cookies! I added a bit more spices as previous posters suggested and loved the flavour. I rolled the dough into the balls as suggested and rolled them in granulated sugar. Flattened the balls with 3 fingers on a parchment lined cookie sheet. They turned out AMAZING and were gobbled up by everyone at the event I took them to! They will totally be made again (and again and again!) Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2007
Good recipe. Really easy to make, and the dough was excellent for rolling balls. I think I might add more ginger next time, as I like a spicier cookie. Oh, and I added nutmeg to the cookie dough. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2006
These are the best molasses cookies ever! Definitely a family favorite. Very easy to make -- I did squish them down a little on the cookie sheet before cookie and sprinkled liberally with sugar. Awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2004
Cookies were pretty good. I think they could of stood more spices. They were very soft...just how I like them. Dough needs to be refridgerated for MORE THAN an hour. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
Well I will jump on the Bandwagon too and say YUMMY. I followed the directions to the T with the exception of adding 1/4 t. of ground cloves. So nice and soft and delicious!!! This is a keeper!!! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
These cookies were so soft and moist! They were the perfect cookie for the holidays. Be sure not to over bake them if you want them soft. I rolled the dough balls in white sugar before I baked them which added a little bit more sweetness to them. They are wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2007
Easy to make easy to roll and turned out soft. But the smell of the molasses and/or batter reminded me of ipecac. These cookies were also bland and not sweet. I made these to add to treat bags and I don't like them enough to give to others. If I don't want to eat these why should I pawn them off to others? Read More
(9)
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