Apple Molasses Cookies

The perfect late summer / early fall cookie

Apples are in peak season, and since we have a small mini orchard with about 40 Organic Apple Trees at our home in Connecticut I thought I would hand pick a few and make some delicious Apple Molasses Cookies. As the mornings turn cool, it's the perfect cookie for my morning sunrise coffee on the porch. Enjoy!

Photography and Video by Maring Visuals
Captured on the Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Camera


Cinnamon - Ground Ginger - ground cloves - nutmeg

Grandma's Molasses - 1 Cup Firmly packed Brown sugar

2 Cups of Apples
1/2 Cup Apple Sauce
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3 Cups of Flour (See Directions Below)
1/2 Cup of Grandma's Molasses


Pre-Heat the Oven to 350 degrees

Cut the Apples and place them into the Kitchen Aid mixing bowl. Add 2 of the 3 cups of flour into the bowl as well leaving some flour aside for later. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.

The batter should be gooey, but thick enough to make into little balls. Keep mixing and add flour slowly until you feel the batter is thick just enough to do so.

Once the batter is to your liking prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper along with a small bowl of cinnamon and sugar mixture, and a small bowl of water for your fingers.

Dip your fingers into the water bowl to wet them, and grab some cookie batter and make a small ball. Roll the ball into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, and then place it on the cookie sheet leaving ample room for the cookies to spread when they bake as they will flatten out.

Bake for 8- 9 minutes

My Apple Molasses cookies have a unique texture and a rich wonderful flavor that is perfect for late summer, early fall, and even for the holiday season as well. They are always a hit at family gatherings as they are an unusual cookie that you don't find just anywhere. Enjoy!


Charles Maring is a photographer and filmmaker at Maring Visuals, and a co-host / creator of the Together In Style talk show.