Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with creamy icing

Servings: 2 dozen serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Take me to the recipe

Kerrys brown sugar molasses cookies

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. A favourite that you never made because someone else always baked them for you.

Buttery brown sugar molasses cookies sandwiched with a creamy frosting

You know you have the recipe somewhere…And it’s about time you got around to making them on your own.

That’s what happened with my friend Kerry. She’d been thinking about this brown sugar molasses cookie recipe and finally decided to make them herself. It was a great surprise when, after all these years, she realised how easy they were.

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 Crosby’s 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.

One more thing…

If you’re in search of family-friendly food that’s easy to prepare, healthy and tastes good, then sign up to receive blog posts by email. We’d love to send you our monthly newsletter too. It includes cooking tips, menu ideas, featured recipes and more. Here’s the link to subscribe.

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


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

  1. patsy glover says:

    please email this to me

    1. Bridget says:

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

  2. 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?

  3. Julie says:

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

  4. Sharron Hopey says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. betty flynn says:

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. roma o'meara says:

    Bridget- thinking Christmas and would love a copy of your cook book family favs-
    please let me know the cost and i will send it to you thank you

    1. Hi Roma,
      You can email me with your mailing address and we’ll send you a copy of our cookbook. My email is bridget.oland@crosbys.com

  12. Cynthia Shand says:

    Hi Bridget with the current pandemic situation, I find myself spending lots of time in the kitchen and baking is my favorite relaxation. Would it be possible to have a copy of the Crosby cookbook? I tried the gingerbread cranberry cake and it was delicious!
    My making address is 388 Charles Lutes Rd, Lutes Mountain, NB, E1G 2T4.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Cynthia. We’ll get a copy in the mail to you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *