How to Make Easy and Spicy Molasses Drop Cookies with Oil

Easy Molasses Drop Cookies
Wouldn’t you love to try one of my Easy Molasses Drop Cookies with a hot cup of coffee right about now?

Though spring is around the corner, winter is hanging in there with snow storms for most of the country.  On days like this, I like to bake something delicious to help put smiles on faces when my family walks through the door, cold and disgusted.  What I decide to make depends on how much I have left to do on my schedule so I search my recipe box for the easiest goodies that I didn’t make in awhile like the cookie recipe that I’m about to share with you with my easy molasses drop cookies.

This recipe for my chewy molasses cookies is quick and simple to prepare.  In fact, but you don’t even need you to take out your electric mixer to make them. These little gems are packed with spicy flavor and use oil and just a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients.

Regardless of how busy you are, you can get this cookie recipe together in no time.   Follow my directions and you will see how to save yourself steps and still enjoy some delicious tasting cookies!

If you love the taste of spices and molasses, I hope that you also will want to try my molasses cake recipe.

Easy and Chewy Molasses Drop Cookies

3/4 cup of corn or canola oil
1/4 cup of molasses (light, dark or blackstrap)
1 large egg
1 cup of sugar
2-1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of hot water
3/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
½ teaspoons of ginger
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Sift together: flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and sugar in your mixing bowl.

Next, add the egg, oil, molasses, and water and mix with your spoon into the dry ingredients.

Grease your cookie sheets and heat the oven to 350-degrees while you begin to drop by teaspoons or to shape the cookies in small balls.  The dough is pliable enough to grab heaping teaspoons and form small balls.  To make a design, press each ball down with your fork.

Bake at 350-degrees for about 10-12 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.

Let the cookies cool in the pan for about fives minutes before taking your spatula to them.  They will be soft. Those few minutes give them the chance to harden.

ENJOY!

Easy and Chewy Molasses Drop Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
My easy molasses drop cookies are little gems packed with spicy flavor and use oil and just a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients.
Course: Dessert, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy cookies, cookies without mixer, easy cookie recipes, molasses and spice cookies, molasses drop cookies, oil based cookies
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of corn or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup of molasses light, dark or blackstrap
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda leveled
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of hot water
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoons of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Sift together: flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and sugar in your mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add the egg, oil, molasses, and water and mix with your spoon into the dry ingredients.

  3. Grease your cookie sheets and heat the oven to 350-degrees while you begin to drop by teaspoons or to shape the cookies in small balls.  The dough is pliable enough to grab heaping teaspoons and form small balls.  To make a design, press each ball down with your fork.
  4. Bake at 350-degrees for about 10-12 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.
  5. Let the cookies cool in the pan for about fives minutes before taking your spatula to them.  They will be soft. Those few minutes give them the chance to harden.
  6. ENJOY!

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4 Comments

  1. Wendy
    July 2, 2022 / 8:17 pm

    When do you add the molasses?

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      July 2, 2022 / 11:23 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      You add it with the wet ingredients of egg, oil, water, and the molasses.

  2. Donna
    July 3, 2022 / 8:21 am

    When cooled, are these cookies hard and crumbly? I have a great molasses cookie recipe and they are soft, but more mixing envolved.

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      July 3, 2022 / 10:35 am

      Hi Donna,

      These are chewy, but a softer sort. They are in between soft and hard, but not as hard as gingersnaps if that helps. Try them. These are so good and easy.

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