Grandma's Molasses Cookies

Do not use any other type of molasses for this recipe except unsulfured, preferably Grandma’s brand. The molasses can give a bitter flavor to the cookies if it isn’t the right kind.

Makes: 72 cookiesHands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 72 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, cayenne pepper, and salt together. Set aside.
  • Beat together shortening, butter, and brown sugar until creamy. This will take about 3 minutes with a stand mixer or 6 minutes with a handheld. Add egg and molasses; beat well.
  • Stir in flour mixture carefully. Roll into 1" balls.
  • Dip one end of each ball in sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets, sugar side up.
  • Bake 10–12 minutes. Tops will crackle as they cool if they are not overbaked.

Recipe Information

Makes: 72 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, cayenne pepper, and salt together. Set aside.
  • Beat together shortening, butter, and brown sugar until creamy. This will take about 3 minutes with a stand mixer or 6 minutes with a handheld. Add egg and molasses; beat well.
  • Stir in flour mixture carefully. Roll into 1" balls.
  • Dip one end of each ball in sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets, sugar side up.
  • Bake 10–12 minutes. Tops will crackle as they cool if they are not overbaked.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat2.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium60mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars5g
Protein0g