Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies

This is a good traditional recipe for Chewy Molasses Cookies that has the perfect amount of spice. It’s also a kid-friendly recipe.

I made these cookies to go with my Pumpkin Mousse and they were a hit. The cookies come out soft and chewy. 

Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses, mild flavor
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


1.In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the unsalted butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture.

Molasses Dough

Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.

2.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Roll dough with the palm of your hands into small sized balls,(I use a small scoop to measure exact size) and roll them in the remaining white sugar. (This is a step your kids can help with) Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Molasses Balls

3. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. (Oven temperatures vary) Cool on wire racks.

Molasses Cookies Out Of Oven


Molasses with Milk


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