Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with creamy icing

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Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with a creamy frosting

Do you have any fond cookie memories from your childhood?

May be a cookie that your mom or grandmother used to make that was one of your favourites? A cookie that you’d nibble after school or maybe your mom would put a plateful of them on the table after supper.

You know you have the recipe somewhere…

Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with a creamy frosting

That’s what happened with Kerry. She’d been thinking about these cookies, finally decided to make them and got a great surprise when she realised how easy they were.

Too easy, really.

This is a classic molasses cookie without spice. Sweet and a little chewy.

Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with a creamy frosting


Kerry’s brown sugar molasses cookie recipe

  • 1 cup butter (or shortening)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3-3 1/2 cups of flour (or enough to roll out)
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Mix in molasses and vanilla.
  2. Dissolve the baking soda to the boiling water then stir into butter mixture.
  3. Add flour, one cup at a time. Adding just enough to make the dough firm enough to roll out. On a lightly floured surface roll to about ¼” thick. Bake at 350 F about 7-10 min
  4. Cool on a rack and sandwich with basic icing.

 Easy-peasy icing

  • 1 Tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine icing ingredients, adding more icing sugar or milk to get a spreadable consistency.

Do you love cookies sandwiched with frosting? Try Ila’s soft molasses cookies or gingersnaps sandwiched with chocolate ganache.

Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with a creamy frosting


17 thoughts on “Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with creamy icing

  1. Bonnie Sandala says:

    Is it possible to get a copy of your cookbook? We love Crosbys fancy molasses & anything made with them. Even for breakfast ” toast & lasses. 🙂 the only way to start my day. Thanks in advance.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Bonnie, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook.

  2. betty flynn says:

    give me all your reciepe’s.LOVE THEM ALL.

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Betty,
      Our Family Favourites is the only book we have in printed form. Do you have a copy? If not, please email me your mailing address: bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  3. betty flynn says:

    ohhh,give me all your receipe’s that you have.Please,Please.thank you very much.

  4. Joyce says:

    Hi Bridget, my Gramma used to make these cookies when I was a child. I am going to try them as soon as my new stove comes next week.
    Thank you so much, Ilove anything with molasses.
    Gramma used to also make a molasses ginger bread but I don’t have the receipe, wish I did.

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Joyce, I hope you enjoy the cookies. Also, you’ll notice on the blog we have a Gingerbread e-book. May be you’ll find a recipe similar to the one your grandmother used to make.

  5. Alisha says:

    Just made these cookies… they look like the picture.. but there really isn’t that much taste to them. They just taste bland, and a lot like flour!! 🙁

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Alisha,
      If you’re used to a cookie with a bit of spice then I can see how these would seem to have little flavour. If you like the texture of the cookie you could add 1 tsp each of cinnamon and ginger to liven them up.

  6. jean says:

    Are these cookies a soft molasses cookie? Is so,please email the recipe-they look so good.Thanks

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Jean. Yes, they’re very soft, a little chewy and delicious.

  7. Sharron Hopey says:

    Cookies are just coming out of my oven. Easy and delicious Recipe

  8. Julie says:

    THESE LOOK SO DELICIOUS.. I can’t wait to make them! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  9. Ciney says:

    Please email me this, it sound wonderful

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Ciney,
      I’ll send it right off the bat. Quick question…Are you able to see the recipe in the blog post?

  10. patsy glover says:

    please email this to me

    1. Bridget says:

      Hi Patsy,
      I’ll send it off to you shortly…

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