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Try This Amazing Molasses Cookie Recipe Your Family Will Love

Molasses Cookie Recipe

Try This Amazing Molasses Cookie Recipe Your Family Will Love

This is an old fashioned molasses cookie recipe. You must use dark molasses- the flavor is unbeatable! Let's get into this delicious recipe.

Molasses Cookies


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup dark molasses
1/2 cup water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
raisins to mix in the dough (optional)
Sugar to sprinkle on top


1. Beat sugar and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in remaining ingredients.

2. Cover and chill at least 3 hours until dough is firm.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

4. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut into 3-inch circles, then sprinkle with sugar.

5. Place on greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

6. Cool 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Other Desserts to Try

Once you're done enjoying these molasses cookies, try out these other delicious dessert ideas:

  • Chocolate chip cookies. Who can go wrong with these? Chocolate chip cookies are arguably the most popular cookie in the world, with millions of fans. There are so many recipes to try, so experiment to find the right one!
  • Brownies. Brownies are fudgy, chocolatey, and so delicious! There are few people in the world who don't love brownies. Brownies can be made in a variety of ways- you might have seen a video floating around about 24 hour brownies! Make them however you want.
  • Brookies. Brookies are growing in popularity, and deservedly so. They're a combination of brownies and cookies. It's the best of both worlds! If you're a fan of both of these desserts, give brookies a try.
  • Chocolate lasagna. You've definitely tried regular lasagna, but what about chocolate lasagna? This unusual dessert will surely have your guests talking, while still being absolutely delicious.
  • Chocolate-covered fruit. Chocolate-covered fruit is common at parties. If you're having a get-together soon, consider this option for a dessert item. They're easy to make, and you'll get the health benefit of having fruit!
  • Peanut brittle. This is popular during the holiday season, but peanut brittle can be eaten at any time of the year. Just be sure you don't crack a tooth on it!
  • Milkshakes. Who said a drink can't be a dessert? Milkshakes are delicious, thick, and creamy. You can make them in lots of flavors, from classic chocolate or vanilla to more unusual peanut butter and maple. Try different flavors to find the one you love!
  • Fruit salad. If you need or want to go healthy, then fruit salad can work as a dessert! Fruit salad will give you and your family a lot of nutritional benefits that other desserts lack, while still having a taste everyone will love.
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