I got this recipe from that cookbook that my Mom gave to me when I got my first apartment. I modified it just a little bit and think they are delicious. One of the things I like about them is that they don’t overwhelm with a heavy molasses flavor. Instead it’s light and subtle.  Enjoy!


Soft Molasses Cookies

  • 1 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 4 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 3 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tsp espresso powder
  • 2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup milk


Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I like to use my Kitchenaid stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Add the molasses and beat again until smooth.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, espresso, and spices.

Alternating, add the flour and milk to the butter mixture until completely incorporated.

Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Drop a tablespoon of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2″ apart. Bake for 15 minutes.


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