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Molasses Cookies recipe

The Molasses Cookies are the quintessential holiday cookies with all the best of holiday flavors: molasses, ginger and cinnamon!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword molasses cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 74 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 5 1/4 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses


  1. Line cookie sheet with silpat, parchment paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves ). Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add both sugars and cream until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg yolk, vanilla and molasses and beat until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients and fold in until incorporated. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Scoop the dough into a teaspoon size balls and roll in sugar. Place dough balls on prepared sheet. Do not flatten!
  8. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 1 minute. Gently transfer onto a cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
Molasses Cookies recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.