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Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies


  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar for rolling cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a medium bowl mix the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and shortening, then add the brown sugar and molasses and beat until light and fluffy.  Add in the eggs and stir to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in thirds stirring well to combine in between each addition.  Dough should hold together well, but be very soft.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop the dough, then form into a ball and roll in the white sugar to coat.
  • Place cookies on baking sheet and do not flatten. Bake on middle rack for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are just crisp and the middle is set.