Soft Molasses Cookies

It is officially Christmas time and that means alllll the Christmas cookies! I will definitely be flooding the blog with cookie recipes this month, so get ready. These Soft Molasses Cookies are currently at the top of my cookie list right now.

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These cookies are soft and chewy with the slightest bit of crunch on the bottom and from the sugar on the outside. The ginger and cinnamon give the cookies a slightly spicy flavor. The molasses contributes to the color and adds depth to the overall flavor.

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Everything in these Soft Molasses Cookies works together perfectly to create the most delicious cookie. This is a great recipe to add to your Christmas cookie rotation. They are so easy to throw together ahead of time and freeze in batches to bake up when you have guests.

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This recipe is adjusted from these Chewy Molasses Cookies by Bon Apetit.

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Soft Molasses Cookies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Cookies, molasses, molasses cookies, soft cookies
Servings: 24

Ingredients

For Cookies:

  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup (66 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (53 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup (113 grams) molasses I used blackstrap
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • granulated sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions

For Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the butter and both sugars. Beat until fully combined.
  • Add the egg and molasses and combine.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough out and roll into balls. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll the chilled dough balls in the extra sugar and space 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Soft Molasses Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet (this is my favorite) with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter and both sugars. Beat until fully combined.
  3. Add the egg and molasses and combine them.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough out and roll into balls. Chill the dough balls for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll the chilled dough balls in the extra sugar and space 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

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