Molasses Cookies

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These are my favorite cookies. The recipe is from my Aunt Bessie. She often makes them and brings me a bag full when I see her. Well, sure I could make them for myself, but it just wouldn’t be the same!

Molasses Cookies

Joan Donogh
Cookies with molasses, oatmeal and spices
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48


  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs


  • Heat molasses in microwave or on the stove. Stir in baking soda. Set aside. Note: the baking soda makes it puff up, so heat in a larger bowl.
  • Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and oatmeal in a large bowl. Cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Stir in molasses. Add unbeaten eggs. Mix well.
  • Roll in balls. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 to 15 minutes.



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