Chewy Molasses Cookies

Posted: January 12

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 42 servings

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Get cozied up with a cookie and find some edible comfort from the cold of winter! Chewy Molasses Cookies are infused with the warm, smoky, and sweet flavor of molasses, accented with ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, perfect for getting warmed up after a hearty meal! Topped with crunchy sugar, Chewy Molasses Cookies encourage you to savor the moment as well as every bite! You may be tempted to skip dinner just so you have more room for these cookies!


3/4 cup butter, at cool room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup molasses
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
white sparkling sugar, for topping


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Step 3

In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add the eggs, vanilla, and molasses, mixing on medium speed until well-combined, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, stirring until just combined but being careful not to over-mix. Over-mixing leads to gluten development, which leads to tougher cookies.

Step 6

Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and dip it in the white sparkling sugar on one side only.

Step 7

Place the scoop of dough, sugar side up, on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 8

Repeat the scooping and dipping process with the rest of the dough.

Step 9

Bake until the edges of the cookies are set, but the cookies still look a little under-baked in the cracks, about 8-14 minutes.

Step 10

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.

Step 11

Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool to room temperature.

Step 12


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