Mighty Molasses Cookies

  • Yield: 3 dozen


2/3cup cooking oil
1cup sugar
1-- egg
4tablespoons dark molasses
2 1/8cups all-purpose flour
1tablespoon ground ginger
2teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4cup sugar
1/2teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg, and molasses with electric mixer on medium speed.  In separate bowl, sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt.  Add to sugar mixture, beating well to combine.  In small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Form teaspoon-sized balls of dough and roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture.  Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Cookies will flatten during baking.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Junior League of Athens’ Beyond the Hedges (the Junior League of Athens, Georgia, 2007).