Oh, my goodness- these are delish! I would rank them higher on the yummy scale over the Applejacks and those were good too.

I ran out of butter so I substituted the rest with Coconut Oil. I also substituted the Allspice with Pumpkin Pie Spice, I couldn’t find any Allspice in my cupboard.

These do not take long to make. I even started with cold butter, yes, for some reason I thought I didn’t need it to be room-temp so my wet mixture was lumpy and piece-y. That did not hurt anything as far as I could tell. My dough was perfect for rolling into balls, roll the balls in the sugar and place on your pan or stoneware.

1784: Colonial Day Molasses Cookie



3/4 cup butter, softened
1  egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp.ground cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice

1/2 cup sugar for rolling



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, beat butter, egg and molasses together.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon , ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.
  • Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and beat till smooth and well combined. Form dough into 1-inch balls (about size of a walnut). Roll in granulated sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or till done. Cool on wire racks.


Mmm-mmmmmm 😉  They were nice and soft but after a day or so in a plastic container they started getting hard so if you want to keep them soft I’d recommend putting a piece of bread in there. That usually works for me.

If you make any of the 1784 Colonial American cookie recipes I’ve shared please come back and leave me a comment here at the blog. I’d love to hear!

1784 Cookie Recipes:


Pine Tree Shillings (I haven’t made these yet)

Molasses Cookies



*Sharing at Crystal & Comp. , Women Living Well, Cherished Bliss, Joyful Homemaking,
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