Soft Molasses Drop Cookies



Soft Molasses Drop Cookies


2/3 Shortening
1/3 cup Brown sugar
1 large Egg
3/4 cup Molasses
1/4 cup Yogurt
2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger


Heat oven to 350°F.

1. In the mixing bowl beat the shortening, the brown sugar, the egg, molasses and the yogurt on medium speed.

2. In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients; flour, salt baking soda, cinnamon, and the ginger.

3. Stir in the dry ingredients.

Soft Molasses Drop Cookies

3. The dough is very soft. With the help of a tablespoon scoop the cookie dough on a covered with a parchment paper cookie sheet about 2 inches apart

Soft Molasses Drop Cookies


4. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or just until set and cookies appear dry.

5. Gently remove the cookies from cookie sheet to cooling rack immediately.

Soft Molasses Drop Cookies


How do I make the cookies soft and chewy?

The type of sugar use in the recipe will play a huge role in the texture of your cookies.
All the recipes have some sweetener.

Using a Brown Sugar will make your cookies more moist and softer than using white sugar. Instead of using two cups of white sugar, try 1.5 cups of brown sugar combined with .5 cups of white sugar.

If the recipe calls for two cups of white sugar, try one and 1/2 cups of brown sugar mixed with 1/2 cup of white sugar.
Shortening melts at a higher temperature than butter, giving the batter time to rise and retain moisture. If you want to retain the butter flavor, use butter-flavored shortening. Alternatively, you can split the difference (use half butter and half shortening).

Eggs Yolks. The egg whites dry out quickly when baked, causing the needed moisture for your chewy cookie.

Baking Powder. Use baking powder over baking soda. The cookie will spread less since the powder is more acidic than soda. The thinner the cookie, the greater the moisture loss.


Ingredients that makes the cookie crisp:

White Sugar


Egg whites
As always thank you for visiting, I appreciate you! Give me your thoughts in the comments below. If you think this could be helpful for someone, please share.

Till Next Time,

Take Care, Stay Cool & Happy Decorating!

Emi Koulev


  • Mandy Allen

    Reply Reply May-Sunday

    These look delicious, I bet they’re crispy and chewy all at the same time!

    Enjoy the journey!

    • Emi

      Reply Reply May-Friday

      Hi Mandy,
      Haha… I didn’t have a chance to try them.
      They were gone fast, the kids had some and packed the rest of them for camping 🙂
      Thank you for visiting!

  • Hi Emi,
    They look delish!
    I copied the recipe
    I will save them I have a folder named EMI
    for another day.


    • Emi

      Reply Reply May-Friday

      Hi Kathie,
      Let me know how you like them 🙂
      Have a blessing day!

  • Hi Emi,

    I had no idea you had a baking blog! Awesome.

    I’ve never had molasses before so this would be a special treat for me and the family. I’m always baking! I’ll have to give this a try.

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    • Emi

      Reply Reply May-Friday

      Hi Lillian,
      Happy to see you here. My boys love molasses in their cookies and have a whole recipe collection of them 🙂
      Thank you for visiting,
      Have a wonderful day!

  • Paula

    Reply Reply May-Tuesday

    Yummy, I love new recipes. Thanks for sharimg

    • Emi

      Reply Reply May-Friday

      Hi Paula,
      Hope you like them 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by,
      Have a beautiful day!

  • Barrie Evans

    Reply Reply May-Saturday

    Daren’t make these, I would eat the lot very quickly 😀

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