Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a batch of homemade cookies. And nothing says Grandma like rolling those cookies in sugar before you bake ‘em.


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour, spooned in
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a medium-sized pot. When just melted, remove from heat and stir in the white and brown sugar. Stir in the molasses then the egg, mixing well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt just until combined.
  4. Place rolling sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Scoop dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll in sugar and set on prepared sheet, about 2” apart.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Once set, remove to wire racks and let cool completely.
  7. Makes 20-22 cookies