Molasses Cookies

molasses cookies

These kid-friendly treats have just the right balance of sweetness and spice.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour
Yield: about 5 dozen cookies


    14 tablespoons butter, melted
    2 cups sugar, divided
    1/3 cup molasses
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-size bowl, mix the melted butter, 1 cup of the sugar, and the molasses. Beat in the egg. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, stirring until a soft dough is formed.
  2. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll each ball in the remaining sugar. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 10 minutes.

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