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Cinnamon Molasses Cookie Recipe


  • 250 g unsalted butter, room temperature or 1 1/8 cups
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 800 g all-purpose flour or 6 1/3 cups
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix butter and brown sugar on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Mix in spices first, then eggs and molasses. Reduce speed to low.
  • Sift together flour and salt and add to bowl; mix until just combined.
  • Wrap dough in a disc shape in saran wrap. Let it rest by refrigerating until cold, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface or between two sheets of parchment paper to about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Cut shapes out with cookie cutters and place them approximately 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate until firm; at least 15 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Bake cookies until lightly golden; 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before decorating.


Yield: Makes approx. 35 averaged sized cookies.