Yummy Fall Cookie: Molasses Cookies

Looking for a yummy fall cookie?  Molasses cookies are one of my favorites!

I just made a batch on Sunday afternoon and then froze some cookie balls so I can pull them out of the freezer and have fresh baked cookies without the mess of making the batter every time.

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try some!

Molasses Cookies

1 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg

2-1/4 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt

Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg. Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, clovers, and salt.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Heat over to 375 degrees. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place sugar side up on lightly greased cookie sheets (I prefer to use a baking stone–no greasing necessary.)

Bake just until set–10-12 minutes. Remove immediately from cookie sheet.

Enjoy!

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7 Responses to Yummy Fall Cookie: Molasses Cookies

  1. Julie says:

    mmmm…they look just like the ones my mom would make every fall. She makes healthier ones now due to my dad being borderline for diabetes. But they aren’t anywhere near as good as the real ones. :)

  2. Jenn says:

    Oh yum…I’ll be making these soon :) I just moved and realized I have molasses in my cupboard that I need to use up. Thanks Jill!

  3. Barb Wall says:

    Thanks Jill!!! My Icelandic Grandma Sigrid used to make cookies like these!! Brought back wonderful memories!! Can’t wait to try them!! Blessings, barb Wall

  4. Mandy says:

    These sound so good!! This is one of my favorites to go with my afternoon coffee! =)

  5. Jessica says:

    I have a recipe very similar to these, but have not made them in years! Not sure why, they are one of my favorites . . . I love the idea of freezing the dough balls! Now I am craving molasses cookies. Baking day, here we come. Thanks for sharing.