Molasses Cookies

  • Serves

    makes 24 3" Cookies

This recipe calls for the darkest molasses made: blackstrap molasses. Unlike refined sugar, this sweetener is said to have health benefits, allowing you to make your cookies and eat them, too.


  • 1 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 tsp. ground cloves
  • 12 tsp. ground ginger
  • 12 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 1 34 tsp. baking soda


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Grease 2 cookie sheets with shortening and set aside. Combine margarine, sugar, molasses, egg, and milk. Beat until well mixed.

Step 2

Sift together flour, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Add dry mixture to molasses mixture 1⁄2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Step 3

Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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