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A close up of a stack of 4 molasses cookies with a cooling rack.

Molasses Cookies

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these Molasses cookies will literally melt in your mouth. They are a wonderful spiced cookie to add to your family favorites and holiday baking.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 135kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses


  • In a a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, white and brown sugars and egg until smooth.
  • Stir in the molasses.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing well.
  • Cover, and chill dough for 1-3 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Roll dough into 1 to ½ inch balls, and roll them in white sugar.
  • Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Cool on wire racks.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp.
  • TIP: If they get too crispy, place a slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a few hours and they will get soft again.
  • ENJOY!!


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.7mg