A Leon Family Tradition

Perfect for dessert exchanges, a snack for Santa, or for cookie monsters of all ages, everyone will love this simple recipe for molasses sugar cookies.


3/4 cup each butter and sugar
1/4 cup each brown sugar and molasses 1 egg
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp each ground cloves, ground ginger 1/2 tsp salt
Sugar for dipping


  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add molasses and egg; combine. Sift dry ingredients; combine with wet ingredients.
  2. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  4. Roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls, dip in sugar and bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool before serving.
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