Spiced Molasses Cookies

Spiced Molasses

When I started this adventure fondly known as Cookie of the Week I knew that to stay on top of things I’d have to always be several weeks ahead with recipes.  Anything I cook today in November won’t be actually posted till January. And because of this I found myself one October afternoon pulling out Christmas items to use as props for this recipe.  Yes Christmas in October.  We had not even been through Halloween yet.  Glad I love Christmas so much.

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

Spiced MolassesIn another bowl beat together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and molasses.

Spiced MolassesOnce you combine the dry ingredients with the wet you will roll the dough into 1″ sized balls.

Spiced MolassesYou want to roll these in sugar.

Spiced MolassesPlace on cookie sheet, press down with fork and bake until golden.

Spiced Molasses

Spiced Molasses

Spiced MolassesPull out your Christmas stuff and enjoy.

Spiced Molasses

Yields 3-3 1/2 doz

Spiced Molasses Cookies
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  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • white sugar for coating


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and spices.
  3. In another bowl cream the butter then beat in the brown sugar, eggs, molasses and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the flour until soft dough has formed.
  5. Roll dough into 1" balls and coat in white sugar.
  6. Place on prepared pans, press with fork and bake until browned 6-8 mins.
  7. Let cool on wire racks.
Recipe Type: Dessert




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  1. I love molasses cookies! Those look perfect with the little fork lines. :)
  2. OMG! I totally made something similiar but yours look much better :) It was great to see you last night.
  3. Found your recipe via Pinterest and made them yesterday. They turned out great and I shared my results on my blog!


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