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Johnson Estate Winery

Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
Recipe Date:
November 18, 2022
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
Crunchy, or soft/chewy if you bake a little less!
  • 3/4 butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1 3/4 cups white flour (or blend of white & whole wheat)
  • 2 tsps baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsps finely ground ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt Iif using unsalted butter)
  • 1 cup coarse turbinando or similar sugar

We've been making these cookies forever. I don't remember where the recipe comes from....

Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add sugar, molasses and the egg and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, flax seed, and baking soda, and spices and then add to the wet ingredients. Chill until firm.

Put the coarse sugar into a small bowl. Using a small ice cream scoop or with your fingers, create small balls of dough and then roll them in the coarse sugar.  Put them on cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
Bake 8 minutes at 375 degrees. It is okay if they are soft when you remove them from oven.
NOTE: It's always a good idea to test one cookie first to determine if you are happy with the size of the cookies - and its firmness, etc. before creating balls with all of the dough.

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