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Molasses and Apple Cookies

Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies

A familiar comfort food taste from a traditional old-fashioned cookie.
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  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons diced apple
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • For the Dry Ingredients - In a medium size bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Whisk the dry ingredients together.  Set aside.
  • For the Cookie Dough- In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. 
  • To the bowl with the butter mixture, add molasses and egg, and beat until creamy.  
  • To the bowl with the butter mixture, slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time while using a hand mixture on slow speed. 
  • To the cookie dough, with a large sturdy spoon, stir in the diced apples. 
  • Rolling the Cookie Dough Balls - In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and set aside.  
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and set them onto a large plate. 
  • Roll each dough ball in granulated sugar and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet pan (in batches)
  • Baking the Cookies - Bake in a preheated oven until the cookies start to show "cracks" on the top (about 10 minutes).
  • Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and let cool before serving.