Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe


A soft, delicious cookie similar to the one we make in the Kitchen Kettle Village Bake Shop.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 lb. light brown sugar
  • 1 pint dark brown molasses
  • 1 pint buttermilk
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and buttermilk. Stir in flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon.

Drop cookie dough, by the tablespoon, onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Cookie may be glazed by brushing the tops with egg yolks before baking or cookies may be topped with sugar mixture. For sugar mixture - mix 2/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/3 cup brown sugar together and place on cookies before baking.

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