Molasses Cookies


My mom's molasses cookie recipe and one of my favorites. Spicy and chewy, they store well and can be frozen. Great for gift giving or shipping.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
5 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar, divided

  • ¾ cup margarine, melted

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Mix 1 cup sugar, margarine, and egg together in a medium bowl until smooth; stir in molasses.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and ginger in a separate medium bowl; add to the molasses mixture and stir until well combined. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. While the oven is preheating, roll dough into 1-inch diameter balls; roll each ball in remaining 1/2 cup white sugar before placing 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. Bake in batches in the preheated oven until tops are cracked, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* 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.

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