Molasses Cookies (gluten-free) (New Hampshire)

These Molasses Cookies, a wonderful spiced cookie, have been popular around New England since the colonial era . You may also hear them called Joe Froggers, which are usually made with rum added. Molasses was a popular traded item in New England to make rum. You may heard of the Great Molasses Disaster in Boston in the early 1900’s. These cookies were born during that time hundreds of years ago. And since we are not that far from Boston, they have been popular in our area as well. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these Molasses cookies will literally melt in your mouth. They are a wonderful spiced cookie to add to your family favorites and holiday baking.

Check out all our United States of Cookies recipes here. Recipe courtesy of Sherri from To Simply Inspire.

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Servings 12 cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 - 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 - 2 minutes
Submitted By Sherri from To Simply Inspire
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Servings 12 cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 - 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 - 2 minutes
Submitted By Sherri from To Simply Inspire
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Instructions
  1. In a a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, white and brown sugars and egg until smooth.
  3. Stir in the molasses.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing well.
  5. Cover and chill dough for 1-2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. Roll dough into 1 to 1/2 inch balls, and roll them in white sugar.
  8. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  10. Cool on wire racks.
  11. Store in an airtight container to keep from getting hard.
Recipe Notes

TIP: If they get too crispy, place a slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a few hours and they will get soft again.

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3 thoughts on “Molasses Cookies (gluten-free) (New Hampshire)

    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Lisa,
      These cookies can be made with the same amount of All Purpose or Pastry Flour if you do not need them to be gluten free.

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  1. CES

    I made these with all purpose flour, since I didn’t need them to the gluten-free. Nice flavor, but the melted butter caused a lot of spreading, resulting in a very, very thin cookie. If I were to make them again, I’d used softened butter instead of melted.

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