Molasses Sugar Cookies

These large, chewy cookies are full of old-fashioned flavor. Use turbinado sugar for rolling the balls of dough—this will give a nice crunch to the finished cookie.

Makes: 24 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup Grandma’s unsulfured molasses
  • 3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Beat butter and shortening until blended. Beat in molasses and brown sugar until creamy; beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add to creamed mixture; blend thoroughly.
  • Chill, covered tightly, 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Using a tablespoon, measure out chilled dough and roll into balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
  • Place dough on baking sheets. Bake 10–12 minutes, or until firm to touch but not overcooked. Cool completely.

Recipe Information

Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup Grandma’s unsulfured molasses
  • 3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Beat butter and shortening until blended. Beat in molasses and brown sugar until creamy; beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add to creamed mixture; blend thoroughly.
  • Chill, covered tightly, 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Using a tablespoon, measure out chilled dough and roll into balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
  • Place dough on baking sheets. Bake 10–12 minutes, or until firm to touch but not overcooked. Cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate46g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars35g
Protein2g