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Molasses Cookies


These classic molasses cookies are sure to be a hit in your household.

  • Yield: Makes 16 cookies

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 cup shortening, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with silpats.

  2. Sift together flour, 1 cup of the sugar, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, and ground clove into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Add the shortening, egg, and molasses. Mix until smooth. Add oatmeal and stir until just incorporated.

  4. Using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. In a small bowl, place 1/4 cup sugar. Dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and press down on each scoop of dough until it is about 1/4-inch thick, dipping the glass in sugar between each one. For your first dip, you may want to press the bottom of the glass onto a cookie. The moisture from the cookie will allow the sugar to stick to the glass.

  5. Bake until brown and crisp, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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