The Best Molasses Cookies Recipe
This classic Molasses Cookies recipe makes soft, chewy, and delicious cookies - the perfect holiday treat. This recipe is a family favorite!
Servings: 48 cookies
- 4½ cups flour
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1½ cups butter-flavored shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup molasses
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add the 2 cups granulated sugar; beat until combined.
Beat in eggs and molasses until combined.
Beat in half of flour mixture. Stir in remaining flour mixture.
Shape dough into about 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls and roll in 2 Tablespoons sugar.
Place balls 2 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are light brown and puffed. (Do not overbake or cookies will not be chewy.)
Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
To Store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper in airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
You could also cut this recipe in half if you need less cookies.
Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg