Canadian Molasses Leathernecks

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    5 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

There is no butter in this crisp, gingery molasses cookie—an old family recipe from Prince Edward Island, a lovely place tucked into the northern curve of Nova Scotia’s coastline.


  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter 2 or 3 baking sheets; set aside. In a bowl, stir together the molasses, brown sugar, vinegar and egg. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger and salt onto a sheet of wax paper; add to the molasses mixture and sti