Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

What do you want to give your family when it comes to creating the perfect sweet treats? I’m here in Kathey Jo’s Kitchen with plenty of recipes you and your loved ones can get excited about trying. My husband Rob adores these soft molasses cookies, and they’ve become a hit in our household as well as with our guests during the holidays and other gatherings. Coming up with new ideas for delicious desserts that’ll please your loved ones can be a challenge, but I’m here to help you!

These cookies aren’t difficult nor are they overly long to prepare, which means if you’ve got a little bit of extra time on your hands, you’ve got what it takes to get the family what they want, as well as any friends or other guests who may be visiting. The flavor of these cookies is unrivaled, and I’m happy to announce that you may already have many of these ingredients around the house. What you don’t have can easily be gotten at the nearest corner store. See how your family likes them!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light or dark molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar, if desired


Heat oven to 375º. Beat 1 cup sugar, the butter, shortening, sour cream, molasses and egg in large bowl with electric

mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except sugar.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or

until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire

rack. Sprinkle sugar over cookies while still warm