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Rena’s Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

These soft molasses cookies are filled with thewarm holiday flavors of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and molasses. The rich,earthy flavor pairs perfectly with a cup or coffee, or a tall glass of milk.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: molasses cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life



  • Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, molasses, and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg, add water, and mix until well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture a little at a time, and mix until well blended. Cover and chill for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten balls slightly with wet fingertips. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool cookies on cooling rack. Makes 48 cookies.


Calories: 56kcal