Easy Molasses Cookies Recipe

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These molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!

I am a chocolate lover from my days in utero.

Ok, I can’t possibly know that but I do know my mom loved chocolate so it’s probably a good assumption!

My grandmother lived with us my entire childhood until she passed away when I was 15. She had her own secret hiding place for her sugary goodies.

These molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!

Of course, I knew where it was and might have on occasion snuck a piece or two! I know. Busted!

Now y’all know with certainty how far from perfect I am!

Naturally, I have my own chocolate stash whose location has never been much of a secret. Since I’ve been changing my diet and working out the chocolate mostly sits there untouched unless my hubby or daughter has a craving.

But I do love it so much I have entire post of chocolate recipes on my blog. You really should check it out and thank me later.

These molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!

So why in the world would I stray from what I know and love?

Beats me but since last winter I’ve been hankering for something different. This easy molasses cookie recipe is just what I was looking for!

Since I shared my basic cookie dough mix here (and a recipe for yummy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies) I’ve been working on a few other cookies to make with this mix and I’m here to proudly say this one is a winner!

These molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!

I made a batch of these molasses cookies and had to hide some away just so I could take a few pictures! 

These luscious little delights are unassuming but completely addictive.

As you can see I dressed them up with bit of ribbon which would be perfect for a hostess or teacher gift this holiday season. 

These molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!

Just insert them into a simple paper or plastic bag with this cute printable.

If you’re ready to step outside the realm of chocolate, try this cookie and tell me what you think! Make a batch of the basic cookie mix because I have more recipes coming soon!

Easy Molasses Cookie Recipe
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These molasses cookies are a MUST TRY recipe! Made from a basic make ahead starter cookie mix they are deceptively simple but get rave reviews for taste!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/4 cup molasses
  5. 2 cups prepared cookie mix (see link)
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp ground ginger
  9. 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  10. granulated sugar for rolling cookies
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  2. Add egg and molasses and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir together cookie mix, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
  4. Beat into butter mixture at low speed until well blended.
  5. Chill 3 hours or overnight.
  6. Heat over to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 11-13 minutes and cool on rack.
Notes
  1. The cookies came out crispy but softened up the longer they were around (which wasn't long!)
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Comments

  1. Hmmm…but are they crisp or chewy? I’m always on the lookout for the latter 😉 Not crisp and not exactly soft but that wonderful in between chewiness. And for some reason few recipes indicate that!???

    • Hi, Jen. These molasses cookies came out crispy when I first baked them but got a bit softer with time. They’re probably the texture you’re looking for. If you try them, let me know what you think!

  2. These look yummy! Will have to try this recipe.

    Thanks for the comment on my last post. Funny thing . . . I didn’t remember posting it, and I hadn’t finished it. (The mind gets a little forgetful in the midst of grief.) When I saw your comment, I looked at the post . . . and completed it this morning. 🙂

    • How funny, Laurel. Sometimes I don’t even remember writing things! I’m so sorry for the tough months you’ve had but you know I understand. Here’s to a better 2016 for both our families!

  3. I love a good cookie and these fit the bill. Pinning to share 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    Have a great week ahead.
    ~Laurie

  4. I love molasses cookies! I can’t wait to bake these. Thank you for sharing. I came over from the link up party over at My Girlish Whims.

  5. I make a similar recipe, and they turn out perfect every time. SO good with coffee! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ohhhh molasses/gingersnap cookies are my favorite!! Thank you for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope you’ll come back this weekend with your latest & greatest. 🙂

  7. These look great. I can’t wait to give them a try 🙂 Thanks for sharing them with us at our Throwback Thursday link party.

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