Char's Molasses Spice Cookies


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cups white flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons soda mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water


  • Beat together shortening, brown sugar and molasses in heavy duty mixer with whisk. Beat for about 2 minutes until light.
  • One at a time, add the eggs and mix thoroughly after each addition.
  • Mix together flour, salt, allspice cloves, cinnamon. Change to paddle and slowly mix in all but about 1 cup of mixture. Add ginger and soda/water mixture. Continue to mix and add in the rest of the flour mixture, scraping down bowl once or twice during the whole process.
  • Chill dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F and roll out dough to about 1/2" (thick). Cut with large cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake until done, about 15-17 minutes. (When you touch it, there should be no imprint left).
  • If desired, frost with simple icing (1 cup powdered sugar mixed with a pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and enough cream or milk to spread easily) when cooled.


  • Description:
  • "Mmmmmmm......"
  • Yield:
  • "3 dozen large"