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Ginger and Molasses Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Total Time: Under 4 Hours
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Ginger and Molasses Cookies

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo

Choose any flavor of jam for the filling; my favorite happens to be raspberry. The ginger and molasses give these a spicy zest.

Yield: Makes 66 cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 hard boiled egg yolks, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the molasses and egg yolks. Sift the flour, ginger and baking soda together and stir this into the butter mixture. Chill the dough for 2 hours.

Break off 1-inch pieces of dough and roll them into balls. Make a slight indentation, with your finger, in each ball and dab ¼ teaspoon of jam into each impression. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 15 minutes. Cool on a cookie rack. Store in airtight containers.

© 1982 Michele Urvater

Editor's Note

Nutritional information is based on a serving size of 1 cookie.


Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

53kcal (3%)
4mg (0%)
0mg (0%)
26mcg RAE (1%)
17mg (6%)
2g (9%)
3g (5%)
11mg (0%)
0mg (1%)

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