It’s that time a year! The cider is on and we’re ready for Santa and Rudolph.  These soft and chewy molasses cookies are a long time family favorite and ones that will certainly stick to Good Ole Santa’s ribs as he makes his way down the chimney this holiday season.



1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup shortening or margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1 extra-large egg, at room temperature
2  cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 C Granulated sugar, – extra for rolling the cookies


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Step 2

Grease cookie sheet.  In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and molasses until well blended. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the molasses mixture to form a dough. Roll dough into 1inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 3

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.