Blackstrap Molasses Cookies

Our favorite straight molasses cookie, by far! They’re so soft and moist!  And due to the combination of normal molasses and blackstrap molasses they have a really strong–but still smooth–flavor. They also freeze really well… just layer them in a tupperware once they’ve cooled and freeze for up to a month. Enjoy them straight out of the freezer, no need to let them thaw! Or make an ice cream sandwich out of them!
Wiki page on molasses nicely breaks down the difference between regular molasses and blackstrap molasses.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
1 cup softened butter
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon clove
5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
extra sugar, for sprinkling