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The Famous Pubnico Molasses Cookie

The Famous Pubnico Molasses Cookie

This iconic recipe from Pubnico, Nova Scotia, can be sampled at the Historic Acadian Village/Le Village Historique A cadien. ( The recipe is from Le Village Historique Acadien cookbook: Recipes to Treasure, page 65) Makes 80 thick, soft cookies.
Course Cookie
Cuisine Acadian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 80
Author from page 65 of Recipes to Treasure


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup margarine (i put butter)
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon each of ginger , cloves, cinnamon and salt
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. Cream sugar and butter
  3. Add molasses and egg; blend well
  4. Combine dry ingredients: add to the above, alternately with milk
  5. Bring dough together; refrigerate tightly wrapped
  6. Roll to 1/4 inch thick (this is quite thick; these cookies should not be thin)
  7. Cut into shapes (They are round at Le Village Historique Acadien)
  8. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes; serve warm or cold
  9. Delicious with milk

Recipe Notes

Dough can be kept in the fridge, wrapped tightly, and cookies baked, as needed.