Large molasses spice cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies

An old fashioned recipe that has been tweaked over the last decade and a personal favorite. I started baking these for people who were allergic to chocolate and nuts. These are great with a cold glass of milk.

Yield: About two dozen large cookies
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Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe

  • 3 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/4 Cup Dark Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • Coarse Sugar
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Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Baking time--8-10 minutes.

In mixing bowl combine sugar, butter molasses and egg. Beat medium
speed until well blended. Add flour, baking soda and spices and beat on
low until dough forms. Shape into one inch balls and roll in coarse sugar before

Yield: About two dozen large cookies
Helpful Hints

If you want a really spicy cookie, bump the five spice powder up an additional teaspoon.

Photo by Christine Mulally.


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Eda Y

These are absolutely marvelous. I am going to use more 5 spice in my second batch. Be sure to give enough room for them to spread--boy do they!

Ivan M

With the extra five-spice I cannot keep the cookie jar full.