Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies
These soft and chewy molasses cookies are a definite family favorite! In fact, we've been known to bake them for birthdays and stick a candle in the top of a stack of them as an alternative to a birthday cake! That's how much we love them!
Serves: 60
  • ¾ cup margarine at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses (we use light molasses, but dark works too)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • granulated sugar for rolling the balls of dough
  1. In a large bowl beat together at low speed the margarine and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg, beating until well blended.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, blend flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and ginger. Add to molasses mixture; mix well. Cover and chill.
  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and place on parchment covered cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 1 minute. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe by MomOf6 at