MY Molasses Cookies

My mostest favoritest cookies in the world are molasses cookies.  Which may sound disgusting, especially if you’ve ever tried molasses.  Unless, of course, you were my Grandpa who loved molasses and like to eat it on everything.  I adored my Grandpa, but I have to admit to questioning his taste buds when it came to putting molasses in or on anything other than cookies!

Both Granny and Ome make molasses cookies.  They each have their own recipe and honestly, if I had to pick one I’d probably pick Ome’s because they’re softer (even when you’re not paying attention and over bake them slightly.  Or a lot.).  But in an effort not to pick sides–a Miss Switzerland of Grandmother Cookie Recipes, if you will–I took both recipes and meshed them together (honestly they weren’t all that different) and did a bit of tweaking.  The result?  Truly my favorite molasses cookie recipe.  Thanks Ome and Granny!!



MY Molasses Cookies

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar (on a plate for dipping)

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients; set aside.  In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.  Add eggs and molasses.  Add dry ingredients (slowly, if you don’t want to be covered in flour and spices!).  Mix well.  Chill for at least an hour (I usually chill it overnight).  Shape into balls, flatten slightly and dip top into coarse sugar.  Place sugar side UP on cookie sheet/baking stone (sadly, I feel that I needed to add that step).  Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.  Viola!  Although you might want to let them cool slightly before eating, so as not to burn your mouth!  You’re welcome! 🙂

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