Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

Add some punch to your tea-time with these delicious Soft Molasses Cookies. Seasoned with mixed spices, you are sure to love these. Give it a try!
Molasses Spice Cookies
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Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shortening1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Molasses1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Flour4 Cup (64 tbs), sifted
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Soda2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Ginger1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cloves1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5395 Calories from Fat 1903

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 216 g331.6%

Saturated Fat 53.7 g268.4%

Trans Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 5922.6 mg246.8%

Total Carbohydrates 819 g273.1%

Dietary Fiber 19.1 g76.4%

Sugars 332.5 g

Protein 59 g117.1%

Vitamin A 5.5% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 124.4% Iron 272.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat oven at 400° F.

2) In a saucepan, heat shortening.
3) Add in the molasses and sugar and cool.
4) Combine and sift the flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
5) Add a little of the flour into the shortening mix.
6) Beat in the egg.
7) Add in the remaining flour and blend till a smooth dough.
8) Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
9) Shape into lVi-inch balls.
10) Arrange on baking sheets, placing about 2 inches apart.
11) Place in the oven at 350° F and bake for about 15 minutes.
12) Remove to wire racks.
13) While still warm, spread half the cookies with confectioners' sugar icing.

14) Add more confectioners' sugar icing and serve.