The Perfect Molasses Cookie


These are without a doubt my favorite holiday cookie. They are soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside and have the perfect amount of spice. Not to mention made with a ton of love. My mom’s been making them every holiday for as long as I can remember. They are truly a family favorite and the holidays wouldn’t be the same without them. My mom and I always make a bunch of cookies and treats over a few days in December to give out to family and friends. These are ALWAYS on the list. The kitchen smells ah-maz-ing. The recipe comes from  my mom’s friend Sally who used to call me Little Miss Twit. Ha! My mom still calls me this on occasion. You know what? I own my sassiness as an adult and my guess is I did as a 3 year old too.

Do you have a favorite cookie that you always make? I’d love to hear! Please share them in the comment section below! Happy Baking!


My Favorite Holiday Cookie: Molasses Cookies


*Without a doubt the best molasses cookie ever … my humble opinion. My mom has been making them since I was a little girl!
**These cookies have been adjusted for high altitude. If you don’t need to adjust, increase baking soda to 4 teaspoons and sugar to 2 full cups.


  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • coarse sugar to roll cookies in or extra granulated sugar will do


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat oil, sugar, molasses and eggs.
  4. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Shape dough into balls and roll into sugar.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes taking care not to over bake.


These are ideal for making ahead and freezing as it makes a huge batch!