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5 from 4 votes

Kentucky Molasses Cookies

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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Bake Time52 minutes
Chill20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 27 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 34 cookies
Calories: 102kcal


  • 1 cup Sugar white
  • 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


  • 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: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg