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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


  • 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


  • 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


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