Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News: Old Fashion Soft Molasses Cookies. A 1950's recipe still going strong!

Old Fashion Soft Molasses Cookies. A 1950's recipe still going strong!

Let The Holiday Baking Begin!

Everyone has a favorite recipe they like for the Christmas Holidays, in our family, it is the Soft Molasses Cookie. They are big,soft, molasses cookies topped with butter cream frosting and half a walnut. This is a recipe that has been passed down in our family since the 1950's. This recipe has stood the test of time! They pack and ship well and in a closed container will last through the holidays.  Well, not in our family they hardly last a week.

You will need a large mixing bowl, a large saucepan, cookies sheets, parchment paper ( or greased cookie sheets with flour works)

Grocery List: Molasses, Butter, Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Eggs, Flour, Cinnamon, and milk, frosting, nuts and raisins. A tuperware container or tin to keep them fresh.

Soft Old Fashion Molasses Cookies: Set oven to 375*      Soft Molasses Cookies with Frosting

Cream together in a saucepan

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup light brown molasses

Melt over low heat until thoroughly mixed.

While that is melting, in a separate bowl mix dry ingredients:

4 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon sale

1 teaspoon baking soda

After the two mixes are stirred cream them together with 3/4 cup of milk. Mix thoroughly. I use a hand mixer however my sister uses a big stand mixer either works fine. Note: they are delicious when you add raisins and chopped walnuts into the batter.

Next let batter stand for 5-10 minutes until it thickens. Grease and flour the cookie sheets( or use parchment paper) Use a tablespoon to drop spoonfuls on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 375*.

Remove from oven and let them cool. Once cool to the touch top with butter cream frosting and half a walnut.

Trust are going to LOVE these cookies.


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Comment balloon 1 commentPeggy James • December 09 2017 06:30PM


Two great recipies! 

I wish I had had this last week during a cookie exchange I was invited to. I threw the first batch out because it was so awful. The second batch of a different recipe was awful too but by that time I had to take them!

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) 10 months ago