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Old Fashioned Chewy Molasses Cookies

Old Fashioned Chewy Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 22 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These Old Fashioned Chewy Molasses Cookies come together in just a few minutes and are soft and chewy every time! Perfect for the holidays.



3/4 cups butter, room temperature

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

*extra sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until the mixture is pale yellow in color and fluffy. Around 2-3 minutes. Don’t skip this step!
  3. Beat in the egg and molasses until combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and kosher salt. Mix until dough comes together.
  5. Create 1-inch balls of dough and roll them in sugar until coated on the outside.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes until cookies begin to crack slightly on top. Do not overbake!
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on the sheet pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 151 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg

Keywords: Christmas cookies, Holiday cookies

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