Molasses Cookies

by Nancy Thiffault, EIP Student Services Coordinator


Funhaven 057

“This comforting recipe reminds me of my childhood. I used to help my mother prepare home-baked cookies and I loved eating the left-over dough!”


625 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour

10 ml (2 teaspoons) baking powder

2,5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) ground cinnamon

2,5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) ground ginger

1 dash of salt

125 ml (1/2 cup) non salted softened butter

180 ml (3/4 cup) brown sugar

125 ml (1/2 cup) molasses

1 egg

30 ml (2 tablespoons) milk

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (350˚F). Place the oven grill in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and molasses until smooth.
  4. Add the brown sugar and egg and mix well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients, the milk and mix again with a wooden spoon.
  6. Use an ice-cream spoon to shape small balls (1/4 cup each). Place the balls on the baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between them.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes.
  8. Let cool completely on the baking sheet.
  9. Enjoy!