The Best Chewy Molasses Cookies

The perfect Christmas cookie, these chewy molasses cookies have all your favorite holiday flavors of ginger, cloves, molasses and more!

Chewy Molasses Cookies

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Chewy Molasses Cookies

These chewy molasses cookies will make your home smell so amazing! They’re the quintessential Christmas cookie, if you ask me, and I just cannot get over the holiday aromas of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg! It’s so nostalgic to my childhood.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Ingredients for Making Chewy Molasses Cookies

  1. Butter (room temperature)
  2. Sugar
  3. Egg
  4. Molasses
  5. Vanilla Extract
  6. All-Purpose Flour
  7. Baking Soda
  8. Salt
  9. Spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg)

These cookies are truly heavenly! They’re slightly crisp on the edges and soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect!

Chewy Molasses Cookies rolled in Sugar

I like to roll the dough balls in extra granulated sugar because it adds a touch of sweetness and sparkle! These cookies are easily in my top faves for the holidays.

Chewy Molasses Christmas Cookies

This chewy molasses cookie recipe does not require the dough to be refrigerated which means they’re ready to eat faster!

I love to make these for neighbor gifts or friends during the holidays. They hold up well in an airtight container for up to a week.

Molasses cookies are an old-fashioned favorite that everyone always loves!

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Let’s get to the recipe! I hope you love it and share it with friends and family this season. It’s the perfect blend chewy molasses cookie with the taste of ginger too. Christmas in a cookie, if you ask me!

P.S. You might ALSO love these Chocolate Chunk Toffee Cookies (so delish)

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy Molasses Cookies

Full of ginger and molasses flavors, these chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the Christmas holidays! 
SERVINGS 24 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set side.
  • In a stand electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar well, until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes).
  • Add in egg and beat until mixed. Add in molasses and vanilla extract, beating to combine. 
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and baking soda. Stir well to combine. 
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the stand mixing bowl with your wet ingredients. Mix until all is combined. Dough will be on the sticky side, you can use a little flour on your hands to help roll into balls, but this dough isn't meant to be used for cut-outs.
  • Roll into 1-2" balls. You can roll the balls in extra granulated sugar if you want. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Be sure not to over-bake. 
  • Allow to cool and enjoy! 


Every oven is different, so be sure the cookies are set by gently checking the undersides of one cookie. I find that about 10-12 minutes is perfect for these cookies, but you may need to decrease or increase baking time slightly. 


Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 97mgPotassium: 65mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 130IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.7mg
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Ginger Molasses Cookies

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  1. These look incredible Courtney! So fun to join you on this blog hop! Love your blog and all the recipes you share – so inspiring! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, xo Beth

  2. Can’t wait to try your cookies Courtney! They sound amazing! Lots of love and hugs.. xx :)

  3. You are everything!!!! I love all of your ideas <3

  4. Kathy Scheid says:

    These look amazing – making for my neighbors this week. Was wondering if you have any suggestions or ideas on how to package cookies for gifting? You always present beautiful presents – do you have tips for plastic containers or food boxes that are as pretty to receive?

    Happy Holiday season – Kathy

    1. Hi Kathy! My preference would be tin cans as they keep the food as fresh as possible. Add a pretty bow on top and ta-da! Plus, they can keep the can for years to come. Or you could fill them in clear cellophane bags with a big, pretty bow!

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