Molasses Spice Cookie

My grandmother turns ninety-five today and in honor of her birthday I wanted to share one of her recipes. My grandmother is from Berne, Switzerland and she loves to bake. She would use the smallest cookie cutters to make these molasses cookies. I recall spending hours in her kitchen helping to cutout each of these little cookies.

Happy Birthday, grandma!



  • 1 bottle of dark Molasses
  • 1 bottle of light molasses
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pound brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom (I use more)
  • 3 pounds flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1

    Mix molasses (both bottles), butter, eggs, brown sugar, and cardamom. Then stir in the flour and baking soda. Cover and put in refrigerator for 3 days.

  • 2

    When you are ready to start baking (after the third day) roll out the dough onto a floured surface. Keep unused dough chilled until ready to roll. Use cookie cutters to form your cookies.

  • 3

    Bake at 375 for 7 minutes for very small cookies. Larger cookies will take a bit longer to bake.