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Iced Molasses Cookies Recipe

Updated on April 27, 2009
They don't make them like this anymore...but at least you still can at home.
They don't make them like this anymore...but at least you still can at home.

Does anyone remember how you used to be able to buy iced molasses cookies in the grocery stores? I remember eating them when I was a kid, but now, it seems like they're pretty much impossible to come by anymore, especially since Mother's Cookies shut down. Anyhow, these cookies are designed to be soft and chewy, and icing always adds a nice touch too. Makes two dozen.


3/4 cup butter, softened (not melted)

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup molasses

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. ginger

2 1/4 cup flour


1 cup sugar

2 tsp. milk

4 tsp. corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together butter and sugar, then beat in egg. Ass molasses, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Gradually add in the flour. Drop table-spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake 7-9 minutes.

To make the icing: Stir sugar and milk together until smooth, then add corn syrup and vanilla. If mixture is too thick, add more corn syrup until it is easily spreadable, but not too thin.

Let it dry, and you're ready to nom on some chewy, nostalgic, molasses goodness.


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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I wrote about a family recipe of mine that include raisins in the molasses sugar cookies but they are not iced. Your recipe sounds good for those who like that extra bit of sweetness.

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      hungry man 5 years ago

      I agree, i remember buying iced molasses cookies at the grocery store, there were actually many to choose from but my favorite were grandma's cookies. All of a sudden they disappeared from the shelves. I haven't had one in over ten years and actively look for them in every store i walk in to. Why did they disappear, i remember them being so delicious. Yesterday i walked into Wynco supermarket and i almost crapped my pants when i saw some on the rack. They weren't grandma's but after this long o really didn't care. The brand is Cascade Pride, they are a little different but still very delicious, just like i remember. I'm happy now. I had been wishing for at least the last 6 years that " Grandma's" would bring them back but they haven't so I'm glad i found these to satisfy my craving.

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      Stephanie 6 years ago

      Oh goodness sakes! I think it was supposed to say Add not ass it's just a typo. Be nice. This is a really good recipe. Though I used powdered sugar for the icing since you didn't specify what kind of sugar. I did add a bit of cinnamon and cloves along with the ginger just because I like spicy cookies. :) Thanks! Oh Yeah I made them gluten free too. :)

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      Julie 6 years ago

      I'm going make these cookies on my terms, because don't there is such a thing called ass molasses, I think it's just molasses, And that bit about ther's no cinnamon in the ingrdients I'm gong put the same amount as ginger is 1 1/2 tsp.of cinnamon,because cinnamon is good for you.Cinnamon has one good property for it's low spice for and that for is,it helps people out with there Diabetis and taste good.

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      Chris Redfield 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Hi, I think you mean Grandma's Cookies. They're still around but their website removed the Iced Molasses Cookies from their product lineup. Why?! I don't know.

      Looky looky:

      I am going to try to bake them using your recipe. Thanks.

      Btw, I remember seeing them in a vending machine at my job one time in 2001, and I bought the whole stock of them. People were kind of angry at me for buying them out completely!

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      Nick 7 years ago

      Where do I find Ass Molasses? Is it a certain kind of molasses?

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      GrammerLord 8 years ago

      It would seem that the cinnamon mentioned should have been the baking soda. Furthermore, I would also discourage that it be assed with the molasses, salt, and ginger as this technique has the potential of putting off future consumers of your baked goods.

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      Marlene 8 years ago

      Cinnamon is mentioned in the directions of preparation, but not listed in the ingredients.