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Soft and Chewy Spiced Molasses Cookie Recipes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 9 hrs 10 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 24 persons
Calories 1623.07 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup shortening vegetable or palm or butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the shortening or butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and molasses to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add flour mixture into molasses sugar mixture in increments, mixing well.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll out dough 1/4" thick and cut out circles. Place on cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, making sure not to overbake. Cookies are done with they have a very slight tinge of brown around the edges.
  • Let cool on pan for a few minutes and remove to a wire cooling rack.
  • You may frost these, but they taste great plain.


These cookies need to be made at least 8 hours in advance of baking.  Make sure you refrigerate your dough and allow room for spreading when you bake.