Soft Molasses Cookies

Krista Hiner


I love molasses cookies and obtained this recipe when baking dozens of cookies for our nearest veterans hospital holiday party. Large batches are wonderful when you must serve more than 100 people!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 Dozen
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 3/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
    large egg
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger

How to Make Soft Molasses Cookies


  1. Beat sugar, sour cream, butter, shortening, molasses and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by tablespoonful, 2 inches apart, on lined cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar while warm. Cool for 1-2 minutes.

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About Soft Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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