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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

Delicious soft baked chewy molasses cookies with a crispy outer edge and sprinkled with sealt flakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chill time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 78kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup regular sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup molasses

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F and line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer on high speed, cream the butter and sugars (½ cup of white sugar) until fluffy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla and molasses and beat well.
  • On slow speed, add the flour mixture and mix until the dough forms.
  • Place the bowl with the dough into the fridge and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Using a one tbsp cookie scoop, place 12 cookie balls on the baking pan ad sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup sugar. This may be done in two batches, 12 on each tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then tap the base of the baking pan on the counter as you remove them from the oven.
  • Sprinkle lightly with sea salt if desired

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg