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Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Big soft Molasses Cookies made with all the warm spices we love this time of year!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #cookies, Christmas, holidayrecipe, molasses cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 18


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon cloves
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies in


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pans used - 2 ungreased Cookie Sheets
  • Stir the first 7 ingredients together (dry ingredients) in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar to the bowl, beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and molasses, beat until just incorporated, scraping the bowl down as needed.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just in incorporated.
  • Place the remaining 1/3 cup white sugar on a plate or in a shallow bowl. Measure the dough out by using 2 Tablespoons, roll the 2 Tablespoons of dough into balls. Place the dough balls in the white sugar to coat. Using an ungreased cookie sheet , place 6 dough balls to a sheet, the cookies will be large and will spread.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes until cookies are puffed up and the centers are soft. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes , transfer to cooling racks to cool completely. Store in an air tight container.