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Molasses Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 3/4 cup sugar plus additional for coating
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulphered molasses
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and then add the molasses.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon and black pepper. Whisk together and then add to the sugar and butter combination. Mix well, but don't over mix it.
  • Form dough into 1 or 2-inch balls and roll in additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set. Do not overbake these. You want the inside nice and soft, but FYI, even the extra crispy ones are delicious.
  • Repeat with remaining dough until used up.
  • If making 1-inch balls, this recipe will make about 4 dozen. If making 2-inch balls, recipe makes 2 dozen. (Photos were made using 2-inch balls)
  • P.S. These cookies are at their peak 24 hours after baking. The spices intensify and the texture is perfection.