Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies


Molasses seems to have gone out of style, which is unfortunate given all of its health benefits. Molasses contains vital nutrients and minerals, such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium. I am not suggesting that molasses cookies are healthy but maybe it’s time to reintroduce this flavor profile. This recipe, passed on to me by my mother-in-law, is sure to ease a new generation into the use of molasses. Prepare it with high quality cinnamon and ginger for added health benefits. It is a taste burst of fall that might give you the opportunity to explain to your children what it means to be “slower than molasses in January.”


Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molassas
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place Bonmat* on perforated baking sheet* and set aside.

    Cream together butter, sugar, molasses and egg. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Roll into 1 inch-sized balls and then roll balls into sugar. Place on BonMat and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should look soft in the center when you pull them from the oven. They will continue to set while cooling.

    Adapted from a recipe by Jan Kelly. A.K.A. my Mother-in-law

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