Six Favourite Soft Molasses Cookies

When I think of comfort food and cookies it’s soft molasses cookies that come to mind. Here are six of our favourites.

favourite soft molasses cookie recipes

I haven’t a clue why soft molasses cookies feel cozier than chewy or crispy cookies. Could it be that they’re more old-fashioned? A few of the recipes below are the oldest on our website.

If you’re in search of the best soft molasses cookie recipe I bet you’ll find it on my list. The six recipes that I’m sharing below are family favourites in many households and the best soft molasses cookie recipes on  this site. 

Do you have a favourite among them? Share it in the comments below.

6 Favourite Soft Molasses Cookies Recipes



Bear Paws:

Tis recipe can also be made as a simple drop cookie if you don’t want to go through the process of shaping the toes.

Bear Paws | Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies

Cape Breton Molasses Biscuits

This is an in-between cookie – half soft molasses cookie and half molasses biscuit or Lassy Bun. They’re lovely for nibbling and go well with soup too.

Cape Breton Molasses Biscuits: an old fashioned, not-too-sweet, thick-cut molasses cookie.


Katie’s Fat Molasses Cookies

This is a favourite recipe, contributed by a reader. Her beautiful story about these cookies is included with the recipe.

Katie's fat molasses cookies, an old fashioned soft molasses cookie

Ila’s Soft Molasses Cookies

Ila was my grandmother and this is her recipe. They’re like gingerbread cake, in cookie form.

Ila's soft molasses cookies

Moose Hunters – Fat Archies – Pubnico Cookies

These old-time cookies go by many names. Not to sweet, firm but not crispy, these cookies travel well.

Pubnico Soft Molasses Cookies: Soft but sturdy molasses cookies

Aunt Marcia’s Soft Molasses Cookies

This recipe is from my husband’s Aunt Marcia. On our visits to my husband’s family in Northern New Brunswick she always sent us home with a big bag of these cookies, and a dozen of her oatmeal date cookies.

Aunt Marcia's soft molasses Cookies

One soft molasses cookie recipe that I haven’t yet tried is Lassy Mogs, a soft molasses cookie with raisins and nuts. The recipe I’ll try first is this one on the website Rock Recipes.

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6 favourite soft molasses cookies

6 thoughts on “Six Favourite Soft Molasses Cookies

  1. Janette says:

    Hi Bridget, can I use buttermilk in place of souring milk with vinegar in the Cape Breton molasses biscuits ?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Janette, Yes, you could use buttermilk. The dough will be a little thicker.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Find you can’t get your recipes easy! Have to scroll down and can’t find them!

  3. Susan says:

    So which recipe matches the photo of the molasses and jam cookies. I don’t find your recipes match your pictures.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Susan, If you click on the photo it will take you to the recipe. There is a recipe link above each photo as well.

  4. Roberta says:

    @Marilyn and Susan, all the recipes are linked directly. Simply click on the Title of the Cookie, and it will take you right to it. Easy peasy…

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