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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


  • Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  • Add egg and molasses and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Stir together cookie mix, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl.
  • Beat into butter mixture at low speed until well blended.
  • Chill 3 hours or overnight.
  • Heat over to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes and cool on rack.


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