Pubnico Molasses Cookies

Makes 32


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup fancy molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk


  1. Cream sugar and butter, until pale and fluffy
  2. Add the fancy molasses, egg, and beat until well combined
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in 3 stages, alternately with milk
  5. Bring dough together into a ball. Transfer to a bowl, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After this divide the dough into 2, flatten into disk shapes, 1 inch thickness, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight
  6. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 350F
  7. Remove 1 disk of dough from the fridge and let rest for 10 minutes while you lightly flour a counter and line 2 cookie trays with baking parchment
  8.  Roll the cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick (these cookies are not thin)
  9. Using a round cookie cutter (2-2 ½ inch), cut into individual cookies and transfer to your prepared cookie trays, spacing 1 ½ inches apart
  10. Bake at 350F for 12 minutes, once baked remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack

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