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Kentucky Molasses Cookies

Barbara Hall
These molasses cookies with an old-fashion taste are simple and easy to make. You and your family will love the soft cookie with that perfect amount of molasses taste.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Bake Time 52 mins
Chill 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 27 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 34 cookies
Calories 102 kcal


  • 1 cup Sugar white 198 g
  • ½ cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Molasses Brer Rabbit Full Flavor
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 4-⅔ cups All-purpose flour 560 g


  • Weigh or measure sugar and add it to the mixer bowl along with the Crisco shortening. Mix till the sugar is combined into the shortening. Next, add the buttermilk, molasses, egg, and baking soda into the bowl. When mixing, you will see tiny little white pieces in the liquid; this is the shortening and is normal.
  • Add about a quarter of the flour at a time. If it is still too soft to scoop and hold its shape add another ⅓ cup of flour. Then, chill for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Scoop (medium-size cookie scooper) 10 to 12 mounds onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet pan and bake for 12-14 minutes. Once baked, leave on the pan for a minute or two before moving to a rack to finish cooling.


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 19IUCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy molasses cookies, molasses cookies, molasses recipes, soft molasses cookies
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