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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Old fashioned molasses cookies are a traditional holiday cookie. Slightly crispy outside and chewy tender inside. Chock full of those holiday flavors!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, molasses, old fashioned, rolled
Servings: 50
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour - sifted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup shortening, melted and cooled


  • Whisk the flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium-size bowl, set aside.
  • Mix the sugar, molasses, eggs and shortening together in a large bowl.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into tablespoon size balls, dip one side into granulated sugar and place about 2" apart on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Rotate racks if placing more than one baking sheet at a time in the oven.
  • Allow to cool 2 minutes on the pan then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg