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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy molasses cookies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 36


  • 2 cups all purpose Gold Medal flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter soft
  • 1 cup dark brown Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/3 cup Grandma's Molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar for rolling the cookies in


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a cookie tray by lining with a Silpat mat or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices and set aside.
  • In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the oil, molasses, beaten egg and vanilla and combine well on low speed.
  • Next add the flour mixture and mix until the dough comes together.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into small balls about an inch in size and then roll in the granulated sugar.
  • Place them onto the cookie tray and gently pat down leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes and place on a cooling rack when done.


Adapted from The Joy of Baking, http://www.joyofbaking.com/MolassesCookies.html