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Molasses cookies coated in sugar, surrounded by holiday decorations.

Molasses Cookies

These molasses cookies are chewy brown sugar cookies infused with plenty of aromatic spices, then baked to golden brown perfection. A classic holiday cookie that's easy to make and is sure to get rave reviews!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 153kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or non stick baking mats.
  • Place the brown sugar, butter, egg and molasses in the bowl of a mixer. Beat for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and salt to the bowl. Stir until just combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Coat each ball in granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart on the prepared pans.
  • Place the pans in the freezer and chill for 20 minutes.
  • Bake each pan of cookies for 14-16 minutes or until just set. Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a rack. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg