Grandma’s Molasses Cookie Recipe

My Favorite Cookies As a Child

When I was a kid, we would visit my Grandma every summer. She and gramps lived on a farm down south. It was always horribly hot and the mosquitos were big enough to carry you away. I never even noticed, as the eyes of a child only see the farm animals, the creeks to swim in and the delicious food my grandmother made for us……. especially the cookies. She made several different kinds, but molasses were always my favorite. (Though her pecan cookies ran a very close second)

I ran across the recipe in the cookbook of my mother when she passed. She never made them, but thank heaven, she had gotten the recipe from her mom. I thought it was lost forever, when my grandma died in the early 70’s. Try making these cookies, I guarantee, they will be your favorites too.

Blackstrap is the Best Molasses

This is My Favored Brand

Golden Barrel Blackstrap Molasses, Unsulphured-32 ozGolden Barrel Blackstrap Molasses, Unsulphured-32 oz

 

Grandma’s Recipe

Real Ingredients

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup softened real butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup molasses

Instructions:

In a large bowl mix the sugar, flour, salt, baking soda and spices
Add butterto the dry ingredients and stir until mixed
Add the molasses, vanilla and egg and stir until completely mixed
Chill dough in a covered bowl for a couple hours

Heat the oven to 375 degrees
Pinch off enough dough to roll a ball about one inch wide
Dip the top of the ball into a bowl of sugar
Remove from sugar and place on lightly greased cookie sheet, sugared side up
Leave at least three inches between cookies as they spread while cooking

If you like soft cookies, bake 8 to 10 minutes, if you like them crisper, bake 10 to 15 minutes.
Tops should be evenly cracked and lightly browned.

Great Kitchenwares

To Make Your Cookies

Trudeau Melamine Mixing Bowls, Set of 3Trudeau Melamine Mixing Bowls, Set of 3Good Cook Set Of 3 Non-Stick Cookie SheetGood Cook Set Of 3 Non-Stick Cookie SheetBaker's Secret 10-by-16-Inch Cooling Rack, Set of 2Baker’s Secret 10-by-16-Inch Cooling Rack, Set of 2

 

Old Fashioned Air Tight Cookie Jars

The Best Way to Store Your Cookies

These old time cookie jars have tight fitting lids that keep your cookies fresh. I love clear glass kitchenware, it is so pretty and clean looking. My Grandma used a gallon wide mouth Mason jar for her cookie Jar.

Anchor Hocking 1 Gallon Glass Barrel Jar With LidAnchor Hocking 1 Gallon Glass Barrel Jar With LidHome Basics Glass Cookie Jar with Metal Top with HandleHome Basics Glass Cookie Jar with Metal Top with HandleOggi Jumbo 9-1/2-Inch Ceramic Cookie Jar, WhiteOggi Jumbo 9-1/2-Inch Ceramic Cookie Jar, WhiteHigh Quality Airtight Glass Canister - Wide Mouth / Round ShapeHigh Quality Airtight Glass Canister – Wide Mouth / Round ShapeAnchor Hocking Penny Candy Jar, 1-Gallon, Chrome LidAnchor Hocking Penny Candy Jar, 1-Gallon, Chrome LidAnchor Hocking 1.5-Gallon Montana Jar with Brushed Metal LidAnchor Hocking 1.5-Gallon Montana Jar with Brushed Metal Lid

 

Inexpensive and Pretty Serving Trays

Plastic, So Safe for the Kids!

These trays are perfect for serving your delicious molasses cookies!

Ceramic Cookie PlateCeramic Cookie Plate2-Tier Glass Stand2-Tier Glass StandOval Cookie PlatterOval Cookie Platter

 

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5 Comments

  1. Sounds yummy – and I do like those glass cookie jars so much!

  2. Gypzeerose

    This is a dangerous page for me. :) I love molasses cookies, and these old-timey ones with the blackstrap molasses sound delicious. I love the pretty cooky jars too.

  3. MareeT

    These cookies sound delicious and I like that the ingredients are those that I usually have on hand.

  4. The best recipes in the world are still the ones that were handed down to us through our moms and grandmothers. It’s important to keep these recipes alive. This looks like a delicious cookie recipe – I’m a cookie fiend myself. ;)

  5. I still find the old recipes (that grandma made) some of the nicest cookies to eat. Thanks for the recipe I will make some, just looking at the recipe I know I will like them. My style of cookie.

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I am a work at home lady that loves to learn new things, especially skills that help me to be more self sufficient. I have many interests, the main ones being writing, computer graphics, gaming and homesteading. I have many articles on Bubblews, and my own blog Homemade by Jade (www.homemade-by-jade.com)

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