Healthy Molasses Cookies Recipe

How To Make Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup light or dark molasses
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup water
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Mix together eggs, shortening, and molasses. Dissolve baking soda in water then stir into the molasses mixture. Stir in all remaining ingredients until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for approximately 3 to 4 hours. Flour a rolling area and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out circles or other shapes. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees F and cool on a wire rack.

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