Lizzy's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Elizabeth Lancaster


I miss having all of my Great Grandmothers cookies during Christmas time,so I decided to do something about it this year and make some! And they were just as delicious as I remember!!!! Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!!!!!

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3 Dozen


2 Hr


10 Min




2 c
cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
packed brown sugar
1 large
1/3 c
unsulphured molasses
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/3 c of sugar for rolling cookies in

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
in the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy and add the oil, molasses, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. Beat in the flour mixture mixture until well incorporated. Cover and chill the batter until firm (about 2 hours or overnight).
Pre-Heat oven to 375*
Place about 1 cup of sugar in a medium sized bowl. .

When the dough has chilled, roll into 1 inch balls. Then roll the balls of dough into the sugar, coating them thoroughly. Place on the baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart .
Bake for about 9 - 10 minutes, (my oven was 7 mins) or until the tops of the cookies have crinkles yet are barely dry. (They will look a little underdone.)

Remove from oven and cool on a wire racks.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week. These freeze well!! I'd only keep them in the freezer no longer than 6 months. Merry Christmas and Enjoy!!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Swedish
Hashtags: #Ginger, #Christmas, #Yummy