Molasses Sugar Cookies

You have to try these cookies. They are so delicious!

My first recollection of ever having tasted these cookies was when Peter and I were first married and we went away to a bed and breakfast somewhere with his sister, Nancy and her husband, Fred. Well, Nancy made a bag of these cookies for our trip, and offered us some, and that was that.

I made these cookies frequently when I was pregnant, because the ginger and cinnamon spices seemed to soothe my stomach and was one of the only things I could keep down during the first trimester. These are great with cold milk or a mug of tea. Enjoy!

Molasses Sugar Cookies

3/4  cup melted shortening

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375. Combine melted shortening, sugar, molasses and egg until mixed well. Sift together baking soda, flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt and add to the wet ingredients. Form into 1″ balls. Roll in some granulated sugar and place onto greased baking pan. Flatten slightly.(I use the bottom of a cup) Bake for 10-12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.


Happy baking! May your kitchen be a place of grace today, to all who enter!


  1. Moni says:

    These cookies sure are yummy. Thanks Nancy and Sarah.

  2. Auntie B says:

    Yum, Sounds wonderful, can’t wait to try them..