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Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Soft Molasses Cookies
Lindsay S. Nixon

Soft Molasses Cookies

These cookies are so soft and fluffy that they could float away on a cloud. Try these with a glass of milk after dinner.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 oat flour
  • 1 cornstarch
  • 1 baking soda
  • Dash of salt (optional)
  • 1/8 nutmeg
  • 1/4 ground ginger
  • 1/2 cinnamon
  • 1/4 molasses
  • 2 brown sugar (optional)
  • 2 unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 canned white beans, drained


Mix the oat flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and spices together in a mixing bowl until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drop 1 tablespoon of batter per cookie (14 total) onto the cookie sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until the cookies are firm to the touch, about 10-15 minutes.

Molasses Shopping Tip

There are 3 types of sugarcane molasses: light, dark, and blackstrap which come from the first, second, and third boiling of sugar syrup, respectively. Each boiling results in less sweetness and more bitterness.

Molasses Cooking Tip

Molasses is often called for in baking recipes, but if you don't have any you can often substitute ¾-cup firmly-packed brown sugar for 1 cup molasses.