Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies

These apple molasses cookies are moist and so tasty! 

This is an old family recipe that I revised slightly to include a diced apple. 

As I was making these cookies it occurred to me that I had absolutely no idea where molasses came from. 

So, I knew I had to look it up because if I didn’t, it would most certainly be a crossword puzzle question someday that would stump me.

Ok, I’m now prepared to answer this question should it ever come up; “Molasses is a by-product of the processing of sugar cane, grapes or sugar beets into sugar”.  There you have it!

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add the butter.

Then add the brown sugar.

And then cream the butter and brown sugar.

Add the molasses (btw, could have sworn molasses came from a tree).

Then cream the molasses with the butter and brown sugar.

Add the egg to the bowl.

And cream it with the butter, brown sugar and molasses.

Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a sifter.

Then sift about 1/3 of these dry ingredients into the bowl at a time, and continue to mix.

Finely dice the apple.

And stir it into the dough mixture.

Put the granulated sugar in a small bowl.

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.

Roll each of the dough balls in the granulated sugar.

Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

If you have the patience, let the cookies cool. I didn’t have the patience and I accidently taste-tested one.

Enjoy

Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies

Yield: Serves 15

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups sifted flour
2 tablespoons diced apple
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Then add the molasses and the egg, and cream them together with the butter and brown sugar. Sift together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Add about 1/3 of the sifted dry ingredients to the bowl at a time and continue to mix. Stir in the diced apples. Put the granulated sugar in a small bowl.

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each of the dough balls in the granulated sugar. Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

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6 Responses to “Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies”

  1. Nicole (Mrs. Muffins) — August 10, 2011 @ 12:52 pm (#
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    Omigosh! These sound sooo good! I haven’t had molasses cookies in a long, long, time and they were my mom’s recipe. Unfortunately, she passed away before I could learn it, so I’ll have to give these a try! Thank you!

    xx

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 10th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

      Hi Nicole, I hope you like them! I’m sure they won’t be as good as your mom’s were but hopefully a close second.

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  2. Ann — August 10, 2011 @ 2:36 pm (#
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    Oh, my….these are incredible! Sadly, I’m allergic to cinnamon, so I can’t have pumpkin pie spice. If I could, I’d take about 4 of these with a big glass of milk right now!

    Beautiful post!

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 10th, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

      Thank you Ann.

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  3. Magic of Spice — August 15, 2011 @ 3:17 pm (#
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    Oh wow, these look so amazing and I adore molasses! Gorgeous 🙂

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 15th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply

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