Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies like grandma use to make.


  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


Serves 30

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Makes about 2.5 dozen.

In a large bowl, cream shortening, brown sugar and egg together with electric mixer. Mix until light and fluffy. Add molasses, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and flour; mix thoroughly.

Roll dough into small balls and dip into granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet and press center of cookie once with a fork.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, being careful not to over bake. Remove from oven, cool on cookie sheets briefly before transferring to baker’s rack.

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One Response to Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies

  1. Aubrie says:

    Yum!! My mother used to make something similar to these. They were delicious! I can’t wait to try yours. Thanks for the great recipe.

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