20 Molasses Cookie Recipes in a Free eBook

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An easy-to-download eBook featuring 20 of our favourite molasses cookie recipes. 

Favourite molasses cookie recipes: A collection of 20 cookie recipes, from ginger snaps to hermits, classic molasses crinkle cookies, oatmeal and more.

20 of our favourite molasses cookie recipes in one spot.

Do you have a handwritten cookbook, or a recipe box with all of your favourite recipes in it?

I have lots of recipes in cookbooks that I use time and time again, but most of my favourite recipes are either stuffed into a recipe box or written out in my handwritten cookbook. These are the recipes that have become touchstones for happy memories of times spent in the kitchen and around the table.

A recipe box is like a memory box.

My mom has an old recipe box stuffed with recipes that span my entire life, recipes from friends, from my grandmother, and delicious discoveries that were deemed “keepers” so made their way into the box. When I flip through it with mom, memories come back in the same way they would if we were flipping through a family photo album.

mom recipe box

Recipes can tell family stories.

My friend Dan wrote the most beautiful tribute to his mom for Saltscapes Magazine a few years back. It’s about how family recipes, and the stories and traditions that go with them, bring families together, both around the table and through the connectedness that comes with shared experiences.

While handwritten recipes are still my favourite, I appreciate the practicality of having little collections of good, everyday recipes. That’s what I love about the eBooks that we share, and in particular our updated Cookie eBook.

In it I have gathered my 20 favourite molasses cookie recipes. About half of them are family favourites — recipes that I have enjoyed for years or that were sent to me by readers of this blog. The other half are the “delicious discoveries” that became instant favourites.

Let me know if any of them make their way into your handwritten cookbook.

Download our cookbook here:

20 Molasses Cookie Recipes eBook

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18 thoughts on “20 Molasses Cookie Recipes in a Free eBook

  1. Sandra Abbott says:

    Ebook please

    1. Hi Sandra, The link to the eBook is in the blog post. After I received your message I added two more links to the book so it’s easier to find. Enjoy.

  2. Jennifer says:


    I would like to make the Carrot Cake Cookies, but the directions in the ebook are the directions for the No-Fuss Crispy Cranberry Almond Granola Bars. Any chance this can be fixed?

    1. Dear Jennifer, I’m so sorry for the error. Thank you for pointing it out. We’ll have the updated ebook posted later today but in the meantime here are the instructions:
      Prep. Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
      Combine. In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugars and salt. Beat in the egg then the molasses.
      Whisk. In another bowl whisk the flour, flax, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
      Stir. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in the oats, coconut and carrots.
      Chill. Combine well and chill for 30 minutes.
      Bake. Scoop dough by the tablespoonful onto baking sheet. Place about 1 ½ inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

  3. Danielle Gervais says:


    Would love to have your recipe book, is it possible to mail it to me.
    Please let me know. My computer is outdated, I can no longer download.

    Thank You

    1. Kelsey Reid says:

      Hi Danielle, we will gladly send you one in the mail. Please forward your mailing address to Kelsey.reid@crosbys.com. Thank you.

  4. Herb Travers says:

    Is it still possible to receive a copy of your cook book? My mother would make a mixture on a cookie sheet, cut into 2″ by 2″ that was about one inch high, when they came out of the oven they were at least 2 or 3 inches high, I can still taste them..

    1. Dear Herb, The Cookie cookbook is an eBook only but we do have a printed cookbook. I’ll touch base via email regarding getting a copy to you.

  5. Lillian Saunders says:

    Not good with computers could you please send me a cook book

  6. Lillian Saunders says:

    Could you please send me a cook book my computer is not working that good

  7. Sherry Juby says:

    I absolutely love this site as it brings back such wonderful memories…Growing up The Molasses jar was always in the middle of the table next to the spoons jar… After a meal homemade bread and molasses was the sweet treat that ended it.. that and a cup of Tea… One of my favorite memories is my Grandfather with the Molasses jar, small bowl of fresh cream, and another small dish of liquid bacon fat in front of him… Choosing a slice of homemade bread he first dipped it in the bacon fat, then the molasses and last into the fresh cream.. I can still see him smacking his lips, taking a swig of hot tea to chase it down, and wiping the back of one of his gnarled hand across his jaw to take care of whatever one or all three had dripped onto his chin…the raspy sound that accompanied the swipe across a beard stubbled face is one I will always treasure… Licking the residue from his fingers he would reach for another slice of bread…
    Of course the big flat (not fat) molasses cookies were always a pantry staple as well.. More hard than soft but not crunchy and the size of saucers… Real dunking cookies again using the inevitable cup of tea.. Those cookies could be found in every South Shore of Nova Scotia household pantry, and when the cookie tin was brought forth and the wonderful cookie was offered with it came the question… “Are these better than your Grandmothers? Mouth crammed full of cookie all one could do was nod… We were kids but not stupid, the retelling of having had so and so’s molasses cookie and how good it was was sure to earn us another saucer sized one from Nan…

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Sherry, What wonderful memories and so beautifully written — I can picture it all. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

  8. June Jensen says:

    Please send me a copy of your cookbook.

  9. Valerie Ann MacKenzie says:

    Hi Bridget:

    I sure am enjoying your old fashioned recipes!
    Many thanks for sharing them.
    I also don’t have a printer here.
    Could you please mail me a copy of thee eBook of recipes?
    Many thanks and have only super nice days!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Valerie, I’d be happy to email the file to you.

  10. Meg says:

    What is the difference between cooking molasses and table molasses and are they interchangeable? Thanks for your help.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Meg, Cooking molasses is quite robust in flavour, and a little bitter. Table molasses, or fancy as it’s classified in Canada, is the sweeter molasses and it’s the most common. Hope that helps.

  11. Susan Plewes says:

    A Maritimer by birth and moving back to NB after 54 years away. Always searched and found Crosbys Molasses in each of the 5 Provinces I have lived in to make my favourite recipes. Would love to have your latest cookbook to add to my collection.
    Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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