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Soft Molasses Cookies

by , Updated April 17, 2017

molasses cookies
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

These soft molasses cookies are made with butter and sour cream. Roll the cookies out on lightly floured waxed paper. Top with a sheet of plastic wrap for easy rolling.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly.
  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs.
  4. In a separate bowl, add spices and 1/4 teaspoon salt to flour.
  5. Dissolve soda in molasses.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with sour cream and molasses.
  7. Add more flour if necessary to make a stiff dough.
  8. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters.
  9. Arrange on the prepared baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.

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