Molasses Cookies
As soon as the weather cools down a bit, and it starts to just begin to feel like fall, these are the cookies I want baking in my oven.
Soft, chewy, deliciously spiced, Molasses cookies.
How can you resist these?
This recipe produces cookies with utterly the perfect texture and spice for me.

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Molasses Spice Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 209 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 3/4 Cup 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1/2 Cup Plus Extra For Rolling Sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup Unsulphured Molasses


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice and set aside.
  3. Beat the butter with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with mixer set at medium speed. Add egg, vanilla extract, and molasses. Beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined about 30 seconds.
  4. Place remaining 1/3 cup of granulated sugar (I used coarse sugar) in a shallow bowl. Scoop out dough in 2 tablespoon clumps and roll into 1 3/4 inch-wide balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on prepared sheets, spacing them 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake until the outer edges of the cookies begin to set and centers are soft and puffy (the inside of the cracks will still look raw), about 11 to 13 minutes. Don't overbake these cookies! Cool cookies on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. These cookies stay nicely chewy for a few days if kept in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts
Molasses Spice Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 219mg 9%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.