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! The tassies are 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

Powered-Up Molasses Cookies

1 review

These tender cookies are so soft and flavorful. You'd never guess they're also lower in fat! —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin


Ginger S’mores

I’ve spent a few years perfecting this recipe to get the cookie soft and full of flavor and to balance...


Gingersnap Coconut Creams

2 reviews

When Christmas is around the corner, we love gingerbread cookies and macaroons. I combine the two for a spiced gingersnap...


Coffee-Glazed Molasses Cookies

4 reviews

I dreamed up these molasses cookies while sipping coffee and watching snow fall. The aroma from the baking cookies reaches...

Swedish Gingerbread Cookies

5 reviews

Making Swedish pepparkakor—or gingerbread cookies—is a holiday tradition in our family. I entered these at the Iowa State Fair and...


Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

1 review

Orange and lemon zest give gingerbread cutouts a refreshing twist. Brushing a honey glaze over the top adds a subtle...

Spiced Toffee Cookies

I bake these cookies for family gatherings because my crowd likes cookies thin and chewy with a crispy exterior. The...


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...


Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

4 reviews

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


Triple-Ginger Gingersnaps

12 reviews

These crunchy treats feature fresh, ground and crystallized ginger, making them a bit more special than the traditional cookie. They...

Pfeffernuesse Cookies

10 reviews

A German holiday tradition, these fragrant pfeffernuesse cookies pack a warm rush of spices in every bite. Also called peppernuts,...


Oatmeal Molasses Crisps

12 reviews

When I found this recipe in an Amish cookbook, I had to try it. It’s traditional in regions with Amish...


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Gingerbread Snow Globe

3 reviews

I make a big batch of these gingerbread cookies every Christmas to give to co-workers and family. For a festive...


Gingersnaps

1 review

Friends and neighbors look for these old-time cookies on the goody trays I make for them every holiday. They're irresistible...


Jumbo Molasses Cookies

7 reviews

"These gigantic molasses cookies remind me of the ones my grandmother used to make," remembers Joan Stull of Titusville, Florida....

Ginger Creme Sandwich Cookies

4 reviews

With a lemony filling, these spiced cookies go over big because they have old-fashioned, comfort-food appeal. Your party guests will...


Spiced Molasses Doughnut Cookies

1 review

I don't know where this recipe came from, but my family has been making these cookies for four generations. I...


Drizzled Gingerbread Biscotti

After stumbling across a community recipe for gingerbread biscotti, I made several batches and tweaked it to our tastes. These...


Chewy Ginger Cookies

12 reviews

These moist, delicious ginger cookies have an old-fashioned appeal that'll take you back to Grandma's kitchen. I'm never surprised when...


Giant Spice Cookies

11 reviews

I heard this cookie recipe over the radio about 1950—shortly after my husband and I married. The big spicy treats...


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Gingerbread Buddies

2 reviews

These cookies were ideal for a winter get-together I hosted. I like to share these crunchy treats on the way...


Chocolate Gingersnaps

10 reviews

When my daughter, Jennifer, was 15 years old, she created this recipe as a way to combine two of her...


Dipped Gingersnaps

52 reviews

I get tremendous satisfaction making and giving time-tested yuletide treats like these dipped gingersnaps. Dipping them in white chocolate makes...


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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

158 reviews

These nicely spiced, big soft ginger cookies are perfect for folks who like the flavor of ginger but don't care...

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Cookie Jar Gingersnaps

45 reviews

My grandma kept two cookie jars in her pantry. One of the jars, which I now have, always had these...


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Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

4 reviews

Add a little snow hat (complete with a pompom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy...


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Gingerbread Men Cookies

57 reviews

No holiday treat platter would be complete without gingerbread men cookies! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share...


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Giant Molasses Cookies

108 reviews

My family always requests these soft molasses cookies. These chewy cookies are also great for shipping as holiday gifts or...