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Soft ginger cookies on a wooden board

Molasses Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Holly
Molasses Cookies are such a wonderfully spiced cookie.  Both soft and chewy, these cookies are loaded with ginger, cinnamon and of course molasses!


  • ¾ cup margarine or shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses light or dark
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream shortening and sugar until smooth. Add egg and beat until fluffy.
  • Stir in molasses until completely combined.
  • Whisk dry ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients to molasses mixture just until incorporated.
  • Scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Gently roll in sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to cooling rack.


Calories: 177kcal