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Chewy Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This recipe yields perfectly chewy Molasses cookies. They will be a hit with your family, friends & Santa! 

When it comes to Christmas cookies, one of the recipes that has to be made each and every year is molasses cookies. There is something about the brown sugar, molasses and ginger that just scream Christmas cookie.

Stack of chewy  molasses cookies on a white plate.

During my trials to develop a recipe, I ended up adding  more molasses on accident. The result was cookies that weren’t as thick as I  wanted them to be. In fact, they were a little flat. But guys, they are so perfectly chewy.

Like. So. perfect.

Inside of Chewy Molasses Cookies

In fact, my family loves them. And they are going in our Christmas cookie  boxes this year too. I thought, since they were such a hit that I should totally share them with you before the holiday.

Let’s talk about some of the key ingredients you need to make these perfectly chewy molasses cookies.

Key Ingredients:

Ingredients needed for chewy molasses cookies.

Butter: I mean obviously! They are cookies!

Brown Sugar: I love the extra added molasses and chewiness brown sugar brings to the cookies.

Molasses: Use the full flavor variety!

Cinnamon, Ginger and Cloves: These spices give the cookies the spice flavor you’re accustomed to.

Granulated Sugar: This is for rolling the cookies in before baking. It helps them get that sugary top.

Step by Step Photos and Instructions:

Step by Step Photos chewy molasses cookies.

Step #1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg together.

Step #2: Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Beat until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

DES TIP: As much as you might want to, don’t skip the chilling! 

Step #3: Use a cookie scoop to make tablespoonfuls of dough. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar.

Step #4: Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 8 – 10 minutes.

Like I said, if you are looking for the most perfect chewy molasses cookies, this recipe is exactly what you need. Leave one or two with a glass of milk for Santa to guarantee a permanent spot on the nice list!

Dunking a cookie in milk.

Looking for more Christmas treats? Here are some of our family favorites:

3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge 

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

No-Bake Cookies

Eggnog Icebox Cake

Cinnamon Christmas Popcorn

Chewy Molasses Cookies Recipe

Makes about 30 Prep Time: Cook Time:
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup full flavor molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg together. 

2

Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Beat until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

3

Use a cookie scoop to make tablespoonfuls of dough. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar. 

4

Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes.

Notes

This cookie recipe requires a 1 hour chill time. Nutrition facts are for information purposes only.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 1 cookie
Calories: 116 , Total Fat: 6.4g , Saturated Fat: 4g , Cholesterol: 22mg , Sodium: 171mg , Carbohydrates: 13.9g , Fiber: 0.3g , Sugar: 6.5g , Protein: 1.2g

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  • Reply
    Sharon Scarpa
    December 17, 2020 at 7:45 am

    HI – I love your recipes. I’m trying to print the Molasses cookie recipe here. Is there a way to print it easily? When I hit the print button, it does not include your photos …. or if I print it from the web, it is numerous pages with lots of other stuff. If I print to pdf, it doesn’t include photos, etc.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      December 17, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Hi Sharon! I’m happy to hear that you love my recipes! Do you want the recipe to print with all of the photos?

    Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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