Baking Day: Molasses Cookies

These cookies come out of “the book”, my grandma’s cookbook. I would have to say that these are in my top 5 favorite cookies, which is really saying something for me who has hundreds of cookie recipes. They are Dallas’ favorite and Lance wouldn’t turn them down either. He is a lot like me though, in that he doesn’t turn down much when it comes to sweets! Is the insane sweet tooth a genetic thing? Must be if you look at my family….you know who you are!!! These are also one of Lance’s favorites to make. Since they are a rolled cookie, he gets to roll, cut them out and frost. Some of his favorite things to do!

Molasses Cookies

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup molasses

1 cup sour cream

4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

7 cups flour


Cream eggs, sugar, molasses, butter and sour cream. Add dry ingredients. Chill dough in fridge for about an hour. Roll dough thick (between 1/4 and 1/2 inch) cut out with 3″ round cutter or in any shape you desire. We tend to have lots of dinosaurs around here. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350°. Do not over bake these cookies should remain soft. Frost with a powdered sugar icing when cool.(I use couple cups of powdered sugar, little butter, little cream cheese, vanilla and milk to thin).  It’s a big batch and makes a ton. These freeze wonderfully.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Inspired2cook
    May 13, 2010 @ 11:17:21

    Molasses cookies are like a big hug…they’re so comforting!


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