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Molasses Cookie Mix

These spicy, old-fashioned treats are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. For holiday gift giving, I put a batch of this cookie mix in an attractive basket along with the recipe and a festive tea towel. —Barbara Stewart, Portland, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen per batch


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Additional sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Divide into three batches; store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (9 cups total).
  • To prepare cookies: Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; mix well. Add 3 cups cookie mix; beat until smooth.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until the edges are firm and the surface cracks. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • kellygirl327
    Feb 27, 2020

    Love these cookies! So nice to have the dry ingredients ready when I feel the urge to bake. Reminds me of my Gram's kitchen growing up!

  • Maggie J
    Apr 15, 2018

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  • Coelyn
    Oct 29, 2017

    Easy and a long time favorite. Whether I make them for family or co-workers, they do not last long : )

  • sandydent
    Apr 16, 2016

    What a delicious recipe this is. I have given it to coworkers and even made them myself and we all agree they are a great cookie we could make and eat over and over again.

  • maria__popova
    May 6, 2013

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  • Hdreamer97
    Mar 19, 2013

    I've made this recipe 4 times since I found it last November (2012). My husband loves it when I make these. I usually have to make a double batch just for him, a triple if I want any.

  • triciaub13
    Dec 13, 2012

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  • sueboyer
    Nov 30, 2011

    This is a very tasty cookie, and brings back memories from yesteryear. Good all through the year not just the holidays.

  • jcizek
    Dec 22, 2010

    Totally awesome, very tasty, a must make again recipe.