Whole Wheat Puppy Paws Cookies

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whole wheat puppy paws cookies

Whole Wheat Puppy Paws are soft molasses cookies that are wholesome and satisfying.


Whole Wheat Puppy Paws

whole wheat puppy paws

A soft molasses cookie that’s satisfying and wholesome.

  • Author: Marie-Pierre Lessard


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Grandma Molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, spooned in
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the flours, spices, and salt.
  4. Combine the hot water and baking soda in a little cup and give it a stir. Pour into the butter mixture, making sure to scrape out the baking soda residue. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and stir until incorporated.

To shape the paws*:

  1. Using a medium cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon of dough, make the middle of the paws. Using a  teaspoon measure, make four toes. (This will get easier once you have done a few.)
  2. Bake 10-12 minutes, until puffy and set.
  3. Let cookies cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

2 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Puppy Paws Cookies

  1. Isabelle says:

    Délicieux!! Parfait! I was looking for a good recipe because I always struggle with Molasse cookies. They don’t puff or they’re dry.

    Those are just perfect. Soft, puffy and delicious.

    Thank you!

    1. Wonderful! Thnak you for your comment!

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