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circular molasses cookies on a white plate, with a red striped tablecloth

Old-Fashioned Puffy Molasses Cookies

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  • Author: Retrogirl
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Dozen 1x


Quick and easy molasses cookies–great for after school, dessert, or as a lunchbox treat!



1 cup shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup molasses

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

Using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon, cream together the shortening and sugar.

Add the eggs, then the milk, molasses, and the dry ingredients until all are blended together.

Drop by the teaspoonful onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Give them a little room to spread–approximately 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, then move to a cooling rack until completely cool.

  • Prep Time: >10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 Minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
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