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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

An old-fashioned cookie that is not only delicious but soft, chewy and easy to eat. A must make recipe for your Christmas cookie trays.


  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly mix in the molasses and then the egg.
  3. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and baking soda and mix until incorporated.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour until combined.
  5. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls and then roll them in the granulated sugar until coated.
  8. Place dough balls 2" apart on an ungreased or parchment lined rimmed baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to remain on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Store in an air-tight container.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms