Thick Molasses Cookies
Serves: 48
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ½ cup milk
  • 51/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • *3-4 Tbsp. white sparkling or granulated sugar for sprinkling on cut out cookies.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 ° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat oil, sugar and egg together. Add molasses, continue beating until well combined. Stir in milk.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients together and gradually add to bowl, mixing slowly until combined. Don't overmix.
  4. Divide dough into three or four balls.
  5. Working on a floured surface, or between layers of waxed paper, roll out each ball until 6mm (1/4") thick.
  6. Using a floured 5cm ( 2") round cookie cutter cut out cookies and transfer to baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle each cookie with sparkling sugar and bake ~ 8min or just until set and cookies appear dry. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough and it is okay to reroll scraps but try to be as gentle as possible.
Recipe by Older Mommy Still Yummy at