This was one of mom’s favorite cookies. I created this recipe for her many many years ago. I hope ya’ll give them a try and let me hear from you.


Mom’s Favorite Molasses Cookies:


3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup  sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted twice

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

about 1/2 cup  sugar for sprinkling on top


In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses.( TIP: Spray the measuring cup with cooking spray to help get the molasses out easier.) Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining  sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.  This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies. Store in air tight container.