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20 Best Molasses Cookie Recipes to Warm Your Heart

JANUARY 20, 2023
20 Best Molasses Cookie Recipes to Warm Your Heart
Who can resist a warm, soft molasses cookie? We sure can’t. The combination of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves creates an irresistible, comforting flavor that never fails to put a smile on our faces. We’ve gathered the best molasses cookie recipes so you can make your own batch with ease. Whether you’re looking for a chewy, soft-baked cookie with added chocolate chips, or a crunchy cookie with a hint of coffee, you’ll find it here. Make sure you save a few for the holidays, too! These delightful cookies will make the season even brighter.
Taste of Home

Giant Molasses Cookies

My family always requests these soft molasses cookies. These chewy molasses cookies are also great for shipping as holiday gifts or to troops overseas. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York
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Giant Molasses Cookies
The Salty Marshmallow

Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies

Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies - These molasses cookies are an old fashioned holiday favorite!  Super soft and packed with the amazing, rich flavors of molasses, ginger, and cinnamon. Just like Grandma used to make!
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23 min
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Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Cookies
Baker by Nature

Bourbon Molasses Cookies

Made with brown sugar and plenty of festive spices, these Bourbon Molasses Cookies are soft and flavorful!
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4 hr 30 min
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$4.20
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Bourbon Molasses Cookies
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Delish

Molasses Cookies

These spicy Molasses Cookies from Delish.com are winter night's dream.
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1 hr 30 min
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Molasses Cookies
The Recipe Rebel

Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies are inspired by Grandma's! They're soft, chewy and so easy to make! The perfect Christmas cookies for your freezer stash.
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$0.13
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Molasses Cookies
Nigella

Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

These cookies will look nearly raw in the center when you pull them out of the oven, but they will continue to set as they cool. The key to the soft and chewy texture of these cookies is, simply, underbaking them. If you like a crispier spice cookie, bake them 2 minutes longer. The cookies, stored ...
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Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
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Cooklist AI

Spiced Molasses Delight Cookies

These Spiced Molasses Delight Cookies are soft, chewy, and full of warm spices, making them the perfect treat for any occasion. Enjoy the rich molasses flavor and experience a delightful sweetness with each bite.
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42 min
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Spiced Molasses Delight Cookies
Directions
10 STEPS
1
Preheat oven to 375°F.
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In a large mixing bowl, cream together the organic sugar, softened butter, and molasses until well combined.
3
Add the cage-free egg to the mixture and beat until light and fluffy.
4
In a separate bowl, combine the unbleached all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, ground ginger, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg.
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Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, ensuring everything combines well into a smooth dough.
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Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to make it easier to handle.
7
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in granulated sugar for a nice coating.
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Place the sugar-coated dough balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart.
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Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly crisp.
10
Remove from the oven, let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Belly Full

Molasses Cookies

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies with wonderful spices and rolled in sugar. A cookie that screams holiday cheer!
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24 min
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140
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$0.29
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Molasses Cookies
Cooking Classy

Molasses Cookies

An incredibly soft and chewy cookie, brimming with rich, deep molasses flavor and boasting of warm spices to perfectly highlight them. They're deliciously sweet and buttery and oh so addictive! A holiday staple!
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40 min
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$0.16
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Molasses Cookies
Savory Simple

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

These soft molasses cookies are a great choice for parties and cookie exchanges! Molasses gives the cookies an incredible texture that lasts for days.
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21 min
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$0.42
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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies
Wild Wild Whisk

Ginger Molasses Cookies with Candied Ginger

These Ginger Molasses Cookies are made with sweet and spicy ground ginger along with a mixture of warm holiday spices. There are also surprised pieces of candied ginger mixed into the dough. They are soft and spicy, and irresistibly delicious.
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$0.49
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Ginger Molasses Cookies with Candied Ginger
Craving California

Dulce de Leche Ginger Molasses Cookies

Silky smooth dulce de leche slathered on top of soft and chewy ginger molasses cookies!
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Dulce de Leche Ginger Molasses Cookies
Kim's Cravings

Molasses Cookies

Kick off your holiday baking with homemade molasses cookies! You guys are going to LOVE this easy recipe! It yields the most delicious, soft, chewy, warmly spiced molasses cookies you'll ever taste. These are perfect with a cup of coffee for an afternoon treat and make the best Christmas cookies for...
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Molasses Cookies
My Darling Vegan

Ginger Molasses Cookies

You won’t be able to resist these sweet and spicy Ginger Molasses Cookies. Made in under 25 minutes for the perfect fall treat. But beware, these cookies are highly addictive!
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22 min
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$0.43
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Ginger Molasses Cookies
Dinner at the Zoo

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!
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Molasses Cookies
Cookie Rookie

Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

Molasses Cookies are a holiday staple around our house. This soft molasses cookies recipe is so chewy, with warm spices and a delicious molasses flavor. These are the perfect treat to fill your cookie jar!
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Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe
Back For Seconds

Best Chewy Molasses Cookies

These are the Best Chewy Molasses Cookies ever, and a must make Christmas cookie tradition! The perfectly crackled tops and chewy insides are irresistible!
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Best Chewy Molasses Cookies
The Recipe Critic

Best Ever Molasses Cookies

Best Ever Molasses Cookies have a slightly crisp sugar coated edge and a soft and chewy center. These are the perfect holiday cookie!
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Best Ever Molasses Cookies
Nourish and Fete

Caramel-Stuffed Molasses Cookies

Chewy brown sugar molasses cookie dough wrapped around a soft caramel, baked to a soft batch consistency, and sprinkled with sea salt. Irresistible!
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35 min
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Caramel-Stuffed Molasses Cookies
Dance Around The Kitchen

Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies have just the right amount of spice, a soft and chewy center and a crackly, sugar coating! They're perfect for the holiday season and all year round!
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15 min
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133
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$0.08
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Molasses Cookies
Krolls Korner

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Homemade Chewy Molasses Cookies are soft, ultra-chewy and a holiday favorite! They make the house smell soo good when baking and they stay magically fresh and chewy for days!
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Chewy Molasses Cookies
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