Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe

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Many readers wrote in asking how to make the molasses cookies pictured with Marie Fletcher's sorghum memories in the Sept/Oct issue. Here is her recipe:
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 113 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until the tops crack. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Molasses Spice Cookies in Reminisce January/February 2004, p67

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gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 143641
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"This is a good Molasses Spice cookie you may feel free baking anytime all year! At Christmas you can convert the dough to create Ginger Boys & Girls. Use any other shape you chose! It is a good cookie to use as the base ingredient when making spice gravy to accompany a spiced beef roast. Yum!!!"

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