Molasses Cookie Recipes

Bring back memories of grandma’s house with these sweet-and-spicy molasses cookie recipes. We’ll show you how to make ’em soft, with blackstrap molasses and even the old-fashioned Amish way!

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    Orange Gingerbread Tassies

    I make big Christmas cookie plates every year and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include. These have a delicious flavor with the gingerbread and orange, and they are really easy! This is also yummy with lemon zest if you prefer that over the orange. You can also decorate with some candied orange peel if you have it.
    —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT

    Ugly Sweater Cookies

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about Ugly Sweater Cookies is how cute they are. Try these classic gingerbreads on for...

    Ginger S’mores

    I’ve spent a few years now perfecting this recipe to get a soft, flavorful cookie while balancing the marshmallow and...

    Soft Molasses Jumbles

    5 reviews

    These old-fashioned cookies are given a new twist with raisins and chocolate chips.—Margaret Adamson, Gaithersburg, Maryland

    Triple Ginger Cookies

    1 review

    My dad loved ginger cookies. I've tinkered with the recipe my grandma handed down by using fresh, ground and crystallized...

    Glazed Pfeffernuesse

    5 reviews

    Our version of the classic German cookie is nice to have on hand throughout the holiday season. They stay fresh—and...

    Big & Soft Molasses Cookies

    Some of the best molasses cookies I ever had came from a Mennonite store, and I finally found a recipe...

    Gingerbread Macaroons

    The first time we made these ginger macaroons, we felt like they were missing something. Once we adjusted the spices...

    Molasses Raisin Chews

    4 reviews

    When I was a child, we always looked forward to visiting my aunt's farm. As soon as we arrived, she'd...

    Soft Orange Molasses Drops

    1 review

    Orange juice and peel add a slight citrus twist to ordinary molasses cookies. I've also stirred in some chopped nuts,...

    Molasses Cutouts

    Suggests Deb Anderson of Joplin, Missouri, "You'll have fun decorating these spicy cutouts. They really stand out."

    Frosted Molasses Cookies

    3 reviews

    If my family knows I've baked these cookies, they're sure to gobble them up in a hurry.

    Gingered Molasses Cookies

    1 review

    A nice blend of spices and grated orange peel makes these a little different than your basic molasses cookies. My...

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    Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

    5 reviews

    When it’s time to start the cookie-baking season, this recipe always kicks off the festivities. My mother-in-law first shared it...

    Joe Froggers

    1 review

    Large, soft and chewy, these cookies are made to munch. This classic recipe has a warm blend of spices that...

    Molasses Cookies

    1 review

    Making these soft, chewy cookies with a rich flavor has been a family tradition since my children were small. At...

    Gingerbread Peppermint Pinwheels

    1 review

    Two holiday flavors—gingerbread and peppermint—come together in these impressive pinwheel cookies. I created the recipe especially for my husband, who...

    Easy Chocolate Gingerbread Cutouts

    I have many wonderful memories making these chocolaty cookies with my family during the Christmas season. —Debbie Rowe, Lexington, Kentucky

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    Triple-Ginger Gingersnaps

    11 reviews

    Ginger cookies are holiday hits. Tuck them into clean, recycled coffee cans wrapped in decorative paper. With a glue gun,...

    Gingerbread Babies

    These homemade gingerbread cookies are inspired by the antics in the Gingerbread Baby story by Jan Brett. —Taste of Home...

    Molasses Butterballs

    Better hide these if you want any left—it's hard to eat just one! Good thing they're quick to make.—Zelda Halloran,...

    Mom’s Molasses Cookies

    13 reviews

    The kitchen smells so good when Mom is baking these yummy cookies, which we like to make with sorghum. They're...

    Frosted Molasses Spice Cookies

    4 reviews

    “These frosted spice cookies are always picked first at the holiday bake sale,“ says Muriel Lerdal, a field editor from...

    Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

    6 reviews

    These cookies are delicious served warm right from the oven! I usually make them around Christmastime or on cold snowy...

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    Secret Treat Molasses Cookies

    7 reviews

    This recipe has been passed down for generations. I've made these cookies for years, but like my mother, I only...

    Favorite Molasses Cookies

    7 reviews

    Favorite Molasses Cookies, from Marjorie Jenkins of Lees Summit, Missouri, are chewy inside, crisp outside.

    Molasses Creams

    8 reviews

    This is one of my favorite cookie recipes - making these treats seems to put me in a holiday mood....

    Christmas Molasses Cookies

    1 review

    Nothing smells better than warm molasses cookies baking on a cold winter day! These cookies look lovely when they're cut...

    Molasses Spice Cutouts

    2 reviews

    Meet the Cook: It hardly ever fails - when I send these cookies to school with out youngsters (15 and...

    Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

    3 reviews

    When I spread these spicy gingerbread rounds with my lemony cream cheese frosting, I knew I had a hit. Cardamom...