Molasses Cookies

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Use unsulfured molasses for these cookies, preferably Grandma’s Molasses brand.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

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. ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, cayenne pepper, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together shortening, butter, and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Stir in flour mixture.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1" balls. Place granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Dip the top of each ball in sugar; place on 2 large ungreased baking sheets, sugar side up.
  • Bake for 10–12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

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. ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, cayenne pepper, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together shortening, butter, and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Stir in flour mixture.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1" balls. Place granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Dip the top of each ball in sugar; place on 2 large ungreased baking sheets, sugar side up.
  • Bake for 10–12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium35mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars7g
Protein0g