Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
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Molasses Cookies

Barbara Kiebel

Molasses Cookies

I love these cookies! Someone might call them gingersnaps but they aren't… the molasses is distinct in their flavor and does complement the ginger perfectly.

They are something we make in the fall and serve with apples but also a stable of our Christmas cookie jar. They are best if they aren't allowed to completely dry out… crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside… perfect!


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the shortening with the butter. Add the sugar, eggs, and molasses. Cream together. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, clove, and salt into a bowl, and add to the creamed ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in raw sugar granules.

Lightly coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Calories per serving:

529 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 21g 33%
  • Carbs 81g 27%
  • Saturated 11g 56%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 48g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 6g 11%
  • Cholesterol 72mg 24%
  • Sodium 538mg 22%
  • Calcium 51mg 5%
  • Magnesium 46mg 11%
  • Potassium 275mg 8%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 71mg 10%
  • Vitamin A 143µg 16%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 23%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 81µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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