Molasses Cookies Recipe

At the age of 91, Grandma still has homemade cookies available when someone stops in to visit. It was both Grandma and my mother-in-law who taught me to freeze cookies. Molasses cookies are just one of good cookies that Grandma bakes. This is her molasses cookie recipe. Molasses cookies are a nice change from our favorite chocolate chip cookies.  (I should probably mention that Grandma officially belongs to my husband, but I claim her, too.)
molasses cookies recipe
I had baked Grandma's molasses cookies several years ago. This fall I wanted to bake them again, so Grandma emailed me her recipe.  Here's Grandma's molasses cookies recipe.

Molasses Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9-11 minutes
Keywords: bake
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sour milk*
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 egg
  • 3 3/4+ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes.

* To make sour milk (AKA buttermilk) place one tablespoon of white vinegar in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make one cup. Let sit for five minutes.
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Please note, to store molasses cookies, use wax paper between layers, even if you freeze them.
molasses cookies recipe

One of my favorite places is Grandma and Grandpa's farm. Earlier this year I wrote an article about Grandpa that was published in a magazine for Pennsylvania farmers. They are both amazing people who I am grateful for every day. Though they live about five hours from us, recently Little Sister (age 3) has been asking for them. Our children love their great grandparents a great deal.

Other recipes I learned from Grandma and Derek's mom: 
Double-Decker Brownies
Fudge Cookie Bars
Caramel Popcorn
Hot Chocolate (Fudge) Sauce

Do you have any recipes from your grandparents?

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~ Annette
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  1. I never knew you could make your own buttermilk! Thanks for the share. I love hearing about recipes past down, they always seem better than your average recipe!

  2. Family recipes are my favorite, there's something so special about them being passed down from generation to generation. I've never had molasses cookies, I'll have to give these a try!

  3. I made molasses cookies with my mom when I was in 6th grade. They were a hot mess, but I still remember the smell of them cooking. I might have to try this for my memory's sake. :)

  4. Molasses were a treat for us when I was young and still are. I have never tried it in cookies but these sound awesome. Thank you for the recipe. Pinning it. Cathy

  5. Pinned it. Gonna make them for sure.

  6. This is a lovely post and the cookie recipe sounds delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Pinned/shared


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