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Cranberry Molasses Cookies from Baked by Rachel on @KatrinasKitchen

Cranberry Molasses Cookies Recipe

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 31 mins
Soft, sugar-coated molasses cookies studded with dried cranberries


  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 3/4 C sugar plus additional for rolling
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Scrape bowl prior to each new addition and as needed. Add molasses and egg. Mixture may be lumpy, that's okay.
  • Add baking soda, spices and flour. Mix until smooth.
  • Add cranberries and mix by hand with a wooden spoon or firm rubber spatula.
  • Form 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Space cookies 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  • Let cookies rest for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Makes roughly 3 dozen cookies.