Rating: 4.2 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a great replacement for the standard gingerbread recipe. The cookies turn out soft, and the flavor is not sharp or hot. It has been a family tradition with my family throughout every holiday season.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
2 hrs 10 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
2 hrs 18 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the butter, molasses, sour cream, brown sugar and vinegar until smooth and well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon; stir into the molasses mixture. Dough will be very stiff when complete.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

  • 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. Cookies can be iced, when cooled, with any standard icing recipe.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 17.2g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 11.2mg; sodium 154mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2003
Very tasty but weren't as chewy as i had expected. The thinner ones were more on the hard side so next time i will make some adjustments to make them chewier. But great all the same! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/27/2019
Very sticky dough too soft wouldnt hold shape when cut recommend add more flour. Do not double batch makes alot of dough. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2003
Very tasty but weren't as chewy as i had expected. The thinner ones were more on the hard side so next time i will make some adjustments to make them chewier. But great all the same! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
These were YUMMY! But take them out before they are crisp. The flavor comes through better when they are soft. I know some gingerbread-like cookies are often flavorless cardboard. But these were REALLY good. I added 1 tsp vanilla and next time will increase the brown sugar to a whole cup....for a few people who wanted them sweeter. We used little man cutters. We made buttercream frosting and piped on faces and buttons. It was alot of fun and they are GREAT flavorful cookies! I will be using this recipe again at Christmastime for sure! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2013
I love molasses cookies and no matter how these turned out I probably would've loved them regardless. My husband however is a much tougher customer. I've tried probably 6 or 7 different recipes and he's always hated them... until this one!! I've made 3 batches in 3 days 1st night I quartered the recipe to make 1 dozen (since I figured it'd just be my son & I eating them) 2nd night made half the recipe (they didn't last through the night) 3rd night which is tonight I made the full recipe and they're STILL already almost gone!!! My husband never devours cookies like this so this is definitely a recipe to save! I followed everything exactly the first night and they were great. 2nd & 3rd batches I added just a bit of vanilla which was even better! Sprinkled with sugar fresh out of the oven and they disappear almost instantly! I'll never use another molasses cookie recipe besides this one again! Thanks SO much!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
Very good. Very moist flavourful and not too sweet. The entire family loved them. My first batch was gone before the second came out of the oven. you do need to make sure that you do not over bake them. Under baking is better than over baking. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
These were super easy to make. I had some kid helpers that made my liquid mesaurements off so I did have to add a bunch more flour to get something I could roll out but after 20min in the freezer it was just fine. Great tasting and soft and chewy. Not too sweet which was nice we did add a little piped sugar cookie fosting. I added a touch more ginger than called for. This is a great addition to my holiday cookie selection. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2013
BEST COOKIES EVER! If you like ginger cookies at least. I did have to dock 1 star though because I needed more spice. So I doubled the ginger and added a few dashes of nutmeg allspice cloves and a bit of vanilla. Oh and I'm lazy and have very little counter space so I don't like rolling out cookies so I rolled the dough into small balls with my hands dipped them in sugar dropped them on the cookie sheet and flattened them a bit with the fork (the sugar helps the fork not stick to the dough). Be sure to not over cook them they are best when a bit under-cooked and still chewy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
Delicious! These cookies are great - soft and flavorful. Yum! I am so happy to have a cookie recipe without eggs as my son is allergic to eggs. These will be his special Christmas cookie this year and beyond... Both my daughter (6) and son (3) love these cookies. My husband has eaten so many since last night that I will have to make another batch for Christmas! Thumbs up from my whole family! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2014
These are really good and easy enough for my daughter to make when I wasn't home. I like the fact she wanted to learn how to cook from scratch I would have preferred her to have me around during the learning process though. It was a very tasty surprise when I got home that day...I didn't know if I should punish her or not. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2017
It wasn't the flavor I was hoping for. I made the recipe exactly how it was written. It seemed the ginger was stronger than the molasses. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/27/2019
Very sticky dough too soft wouldnt hold shape when cut recommend add more flour. Do not double batch makes alot of dough. Read More