Favorite Molasses Cookies

Favorite Molasses Cookies

"Favorite Molasses Cookies, from Marjorie Jenkins of Lees Summit, Missouri, are chewy inside, crisp outside."
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1 h 25 m servings
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Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses and egg. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place on greased baking sheets. Press flat with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

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This is truly the perfect molasses cookie. I followed the recipe exactly and they baked to perfection at 350 degrees for 8-1/2 minutes. It's reminiscent of a recipe that I used for many years bu...

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I give this one three stars because they were far to greasy. If I used this recipe again, I would reduce the butter to 1/2 cup. They are also really flat, which I like, but don't expect thick so...

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This is truly the perfect molasses cookie. I followed the recipe exactly and they baked to perfection at 350 degrees for 8-1/2 minutes. It's reminiscent of a recipe that I used for many years bu...

I give this one three stars because they were far to greasy. If I used this recipe again, I would reduce the butter to 1/2 cup. They are also really flat, which I like, but don't expect thick so...

WOW!!! This is THE BEST molasses cookie ever! It's not only very tastey, but easy to make. Thank you Marjorie!!!!1

Awesome recipe! I used cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla to flavor cookies. Used 1/2c applesauce and 1/4c butter instead of 3/4c butter. Delish!

Wonderful flavor, not overpowered by molasses or spices. Chewy yet crisp texture. Just be careful not to over bake or they get completely crisp. I should have read the reviews prior to baking...

WOW! I needed to use up my molasses and I'm sure glad I came across this recipe! They turned out great, even though I had to mix them by hand. (My beaters are packed up and on their way to my ...

These are some very tasty cookies! I added candied ginger but otherwise followed the recipe--Next time I will use brown and white sugar. After rolling dough in sugar, I placed directly on baking...

Perfect for Christmas! So moist and chewey!

I bumped up the spices on this rather vigorously, but beyond that? A new favorite for my family. I doubled the cinnamon and hiked up the ginger.

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