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)
3/4 c
1/3 c
hot water

How to Make Bill's Favorite Molasses Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Sift together dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger.
  • 2Using mixer, cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
    Add egg, then molasses.
  • 3Lower 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.
  • 4Very 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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