Soft Molasses Sugar Cookies

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: Makes about 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


3/4 c unsalted butter
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brer rabbit (green label) molasses
1 large egg
2 tsp baking soda
2 c sifted all purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 - 1 c additional granulated sugar for rolling

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Anna Mae Kantor Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Berwick, PA (pop. 10,477)
Member Since Apr 2011
Anna Mae's notes for this recipe:
This recipe is from my own personal hand written and typed loose-leaf cookbook. I have no idea where it came from or who gave it to me. I must have it for 45 years or more.

I just know from my own experience, that if you don't use Brer Rabbit green label molasses, they flop.

These are my husband Jeff's favorite cookie and he asks for them often. I always make a double or triple batch because they go so fast.

Hope you enjoy them !!
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Melt butter in small saucepot on stove, remove from heat, then let cool somewhat.
To the butter add sugar, molasses, and egg . Beat well. Sift flour, cloves, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Add to mixture then beat well. Place mixture in bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill.
Place 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a cereal bowl. Make 1 inch balls out of the cookie dough then roll in the sugar. Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. DO NOT FLATTEN. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake or they will be too crunchy. Cookies will be kind of soft in the middle when you take them out of the oven. Let them rest on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before putting them on a paper towel to cool. Store in tightly closed container.
Especially good with a big ole glass of cold milk.

Enjoy !!

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