Rating: 3.79 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 72 Ratings

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

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 16 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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Reviews

72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5.0 stars
10/27/2020
Very easy. Can probably be made without the oats... I had a small amount available and the recipe still worked just fine. I ate three in a row - they are addictive!