Molasses Cookies

Friday, October 27, 2017
Molasses-Cookies.jpg

I posted these delicious Chewy Molasses Cookies almost exactly 1 year ago, and I thought I would update the picture. My photography skills have defiantly come along way.


This recipe for Molasses Cookies are soft and chewy. They have a nice flavor of molasses with just enough cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

If you don't care for cloves allspice would make a good substitute.

This recipe for Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies were shared with me by my neighbor Cathy many years ago, who just happens to be a cookie recipe queen. She has a great collection of cookie recipes that I'm grateful she shares.

I know you'll love this recipe for Molasses Cookies as much as we do! 



Molasses-Cookies.jpg

I just love this picture! 

I feel it really relays just how delicious these cookies are with the crispy sugar coating and soft chewy center.

Molasses-Cookies.jpg

Nothing says the holidays like soft and chewy Molasses Cookies.  

I love these they are chewy and soft with a nice balance of spices. I make these every year, so far this was the 3rd batch of the season.

If you have great neighbors like I do make sure to share, receiving these always makes my day!

Molasses-Cookies-Shortening-Sugar.jpg

Cream together on medium  until light and fluffy:
  • 3/4 cup Shortening or Butter (If using butter it needs to be slightly cold.)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar 
 I use organic non hydrogenated shortening and organic sugar.

Molasses-Cookies-Molasses-Spice-Baking-Soda-Salt-Eggs.jpg

Add:
  • 1/4 cup Molassess
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 whole Eggs
Beat on medium low until well blended.


Molasses-Cookies-Flour.jpg

Add 2 cups Flour and mix on low, until well incorporated.

Molasses-Cookies-Roll-Balls.jpg

Roll 1" balls with dough.

Molasses-Cookies-Ungreased-Cookie-Sheet.jpg

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Molasses-Cookies-Sugar-Flatten.jpg

Use a cup dipped into sugar on the bottom and flatten the balls. Press just enough to make the top level. 

Bake for 7-9 minutes until cookies if touched are almost set.





Molasses Cookies, Molasses, Cookies, Christmas, Christmas Cookies, Dessert, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Ginger Cookies
Molasses Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Dessert, Ginger Cookies
American
Molasses Cookies
Soft chewy Molasses Cookies are a Christmas time favorite with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.2017-10-27
Yield: 36 ServingsPin it

Molasses Cookies

Soft chewy Molasses Cookies recipe with cinnamon, cloves, and ginger from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings
prep time: 10 minscook time: 9 minstotal time: 19 mins

ingredients:


  • 3/4 Cup Shortening or Butter (If using butter make sure it's still fairly firm.)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1 whole Large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar Reserved (For Flattening With Cup)

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar on medium in blender or by hand with a spoon.
  3. Add molasses, eggs, baking soda, salt, and spices mix on medium low or until well incorporated.
  4. Add flour and mix on medium low, until no longer visible.
  5. Shape into 1 inch balls, or use a cookie scoop to form 1 inch balls.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Space cookies 2 inches apart.
  7. Use the bottom of a clean cup to press lightly onto 1 ball to transfer a bit of grease to the bottom of the glass. Dip into reserved sugar and then gently press into cookies until they just become level. Repeat dipping in sugar and gently pressing into the cookies until all have been done.
  8. Bakes for 7-9 minutes, cookies will be almost set.
calories
100
fat (grams)
5
carbs (grams)
13
protein (grams)
1
sugar (grams)
9
Created using The Recipes Generator
Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

21 comments

  1. flattening it with a glass is a great idea! The cookies look simply divine!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What lovely neighbors you have!:) I do agree, there are just people who always seem to be around to make your day! God bless their kind souls ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have never used molasses. Now I'm curious and tempted. :) I also love the tip to flatten the cookies using a glass coated in sugar. Great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  4. *sigh* I love molasses cookies! GREAT idea on flattening them!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Those look like gorgeous cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love molasses cookies and haven't had any in forever. Thanks for giving me an easy recipe for the next time I'm craving them.

    ReplyDelete
  7. My daughters love molasses cookies with a glass of chocolate milk or just plain milk! Your version looks perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love this cookies Serena, Beautiful lovely click. Yes I am in mood of updating the pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I love these cookies, it's the start of the holiday season now ;) Great idea with the sugar/glass bottom, bookmarking for the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are beautiful! They make me want to start making cookies for Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Actually, the picture from last year is composed the best. The rule of thirds is that you divide your picture into thirds and have a very prominent feature in the left third or the right third as you do the glass of milk. The 2 newer pics are nice but it's cookies centered in the middle with nothing else. The first one tells a story with the milk and the big bite out of a cookie. Much more interesting. Just my 2cents worth. Now pass me a cookie! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Do you think it would work if I replaced the shortening with butter?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Diane, I actually just tried out butter last batch and they were very delicious! Have a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Is this 2 cups of flour?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, 2 cups All-Purpose Flour, or 1 cup All-Purpose Flour and 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is a soft whole wheat flour similar to the All-Purpose. Thanks, Serena

      Delete
  15. Mine came out too dark on the bottom and were hard as rocks after cooling. The flavor of the cookie was very good, however, not counting the dark bottom. I used shortening. Any suggestions other than lowering the temperature? Going to try them again for Christmas. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry Kate! I just saw this :( I would check your oven temperature with a thermometer. The bottoms really should be the same color as the tops. It sounds like your oven temp might be off. Other then that I would just watch the cookies for the edges to be lightly brown and centers just barely set. I'm so sorry again my response is so late! I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

      Delete
  16. Wow! This recipe is delicious! They were perfectly soft, and the spices were spot on. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love this recipe. I've baked them three times and every time they are a breeze and taste fantastic. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  18. the last time I checked out this recipe I was sure it said 1 1/2 c. of butter. is it 3/4 shortening & 3/4 butter or is it just 3/4 cup of either or ???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! It hasn't changed. It's either 3/4 cup of shortening or butter. I've used both and either work. Thanks, Serena

      Delete

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch Copyright © 2011-2018 All Rights Reserved. Powered by Blogger.