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Easy Molasses Cookies

These easy 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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Molasses Cookies


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups Make Ahead Cookie Mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • granulated sugar for rolling cookies


  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.

Recipe Notes

The cookies came out crispy but softened up the longer they were around (which wasn't long!)