Soft Molasses Cookies

I made these for my dad as they are one of his favorite cookies. I had to try one of them and they turned out amazing! Give them a try, you will be very happy you did! :)


  • 3/4 cup shortening (3/4 cup correct amount)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (see note below)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Directions:

    1. Cream together shortening and brown sugar.

    2. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.
    3.Fold in dry ingredients and stir.
    4.Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours).
    5.Preheat oven to 350°.
    6.Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar.
    7.Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
    8.Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes
    9.Leave on sheet one minute until set.
    10.I changed the amount of salt in here. My original recipe calls for 1 tsp of salt but that may be too much for some. A few people have made it as is (the majority) with no complaints on salt, however a few commented it was too much. I think 1/2 tsp can be used with no alterations to the recipe. I will leave it up to you either way you still WIN !

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