Bill's Favorite Molasses Cookies

Karla Allen


When we had been married 10 years my husband asked me why I never made his favorite cookie. I said it was probably because I didn't know what it was. He answered Soft Molasses. I then went on "the hunt" for a cookie to please my husband. Finding several recipes, I have combined, deleted, added...developing my own. This is the cookie we have settled on. This summer we celebrate our 40th Anniversary.


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makes 30 cookies
20 Min
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  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar (packed)
  • 1
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    hot water

How to Make Bill's Favorite Molasses Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Sift together dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger.
  2. Using mixer, cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
    Add egg, then molasses.
  3. Lower speed on mixer and add half the flour mix till blended.
    Pour in hot water all at once.
    Scrape bowl and beaters.
    Mix in remaining flour.
  4. Very lightly spray non-stick cookie pans with vegetable spray.
    Using medium cookie scoop drop dough on pans
    3-4 inches apart.
    Bake in 350 oven 12-15 minutes or till cookies rise and get firm.

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About Bill's Favorite Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Healthy

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