Dad's Favorite Molasses Cookies. When storing these (and other cookies) store a piece of bread with them to keep them moist, otherwise they dry This is my favorite cookie recipe I have found on this site. The spice is just right not too subtle not too strong. You'll love these soft homemade chewy molasses cookies!

Dad's Favorite Molasses Cookies These ginger cookies are perfectly soft and chewy, spiced with lots of ginger, cinnamon and cloves, easy to make, and irresistibly delicious. Big and chewy molasses spice cookies! Like gingersnap cookies, but thicker and chewier. You can have Dad's Favorite Molasses Cookies using 11 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Dad's Favorite Molasses Cookies

  1. You need 3/4 cup of Shortening.
  2. You need 1 cup of Brown Sugar (packed).
  3. It’s 1 of Egg.
  4. You need 1/4 cup of Molasses.
  5. You need 2 1/4 cup of Flour.
  6. You need 2 tsp of Baking Soda.
  7. It’s 1/4 tsp of Salt.
  8. You need 1/2 tsp of Cloves.
  9. You need 1 tsp of Cinnamon.
  10. You need 1 tsp of Ginger.
  11. Prepare 1/2 cup of White Sugar (to tip dough balls into).

This recipe for these cookies is barely adapted from Cook's Illustrated's Best Recipe Cookbook, and is one of our favorites! Here's a hint on preparation – don't reduce the amount of sugar, the cookies won't. These Molasses Cookies have the perfect old fashioned flavor and soft chewy bite you'd expect from these classic spicy cookies, and they are easy to While Molasses Cookies will never have the popularity of Snickerdoodles, Shortbread Cookies, or this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, I think they. These Molasses Cookies are inspired by Grandma's!

Dad's Favorite Molasses Cookies step by step

  1. Thoroughly mix the shortening, brown sugar, egg, and molasses..
  2. Mix 1 cup of the flour and the rest of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Then, add the remaining flour and mix it in..
  3. Chill for at least 2 hours..
  4. Preheat oven to 375*.
  5. Roll dough into balls and dip into the white sugar, then place onto a cooking sheet with the sugar side up..
  6. Bake at 375 for 8:30..
  7. Enjoy!.

They're soft, chewy and so easy to make! The perfect Christmas cookies for your freezer stash. What to do with your leftover Molasses? Looking for more Christmas Cookie recipes? Here are some of my favorites!