These Soft Molasses Cookies are tender and chewy molasses cookies! They're made with simple ingredients and can be enjoyed with or without frosting. These old fashioned molasses cookies are soon to be a family favorite!
Chewy Molasses Cookies
If you love soft molasses cookies, then you've got to try these. This is the best molasses cookie recipe!
These chewy molasses cookies are the perfect little cookie! So good! They're made with butter, sugar, molasses, and all the ingredients that make a knock-out holiday cookie recipe.
They can be made for any occasion but we love making them around the holidays. You also may want to double the recipe. They're that good! These cute cookies are the perfect neighbor gift or treat for your favorite teacher.
They're perfect with a buttercream frosting or a lemon glaze! It's the perfect pair.
Make-Ahead Cookie Dough
- Fridge- You can make the cookie dough ahead of time. It will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks in an airtight container.
- Freezer- Like most cookie doughs, this dough can be frozen and baked at a later date. Simply scoop into balls and place on a parchment-lined pan and freeze until solid. Once frozen, remove from the cookie sheet and place in a freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for 3-4 months.
- To Bake Frozen Cookies: Defrost for an hour or two in the fridge and bake as directed. If the dough is very cold, you may need to add a minute or two of cook time.
Storing Baked Cookies
You can also store the cookies already baked.
- Airtight Container- If you want to store the cookies already baked, just place them in a container with a lid. They will stay fresh for a few days.
- Freezer- If you haven’t tried this method, you’re missing out. Cookies freeze really well and are so fun to grab out of the freezer and enjoy. Let them thaw for a few minutes and you’ll have an extra chewy cookie to enjoy. Cookies can remain in the freezer, in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.
- Nuts: just about any kind! Toast them in a saute pan about 5 minutes first or lightly toast them in the oven before adding to the dough.
- M&M’s: plain, peanut, coconut, peanut butter, all sizes, shapes, and flavors! A really fun and cute addition.
- Dried Fruit: cranberries, raisins, blueberries, strawberries, flaked coconut (super yummy when it’s toasted) and even sliced & dried bananas!
- Extra Crunch: try crushing some whoppers, crushed potato chips, or pretzels,
- Flavored Morsels: butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, caramel bits, or Heath pieces.
Ingredients in Molasses Cookies:
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- ¾ cup Butter, at room tempreture
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 large Egg
- ¼ cup Molasses
- 2 ¼ cup Flour, all-purpose
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ginger Powder
- ½ tsp Ground Cloves
- ¼ tsp Salt
Vanilla Buttercream frosting
- ½ cup Butter, at room tempreture
- ½ tsp Vanilla
- 4 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Milk
- Sprinkles (if desired)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In an electric mixing bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy and then add the egg and molasses, mix again
- In a different medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger powder, ground cloves, and salt. Mix with a wire whisk until mixed thoroughly.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
- Roll the dough into 1 ¼" balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before placing them on wire cooling racks.
- Frost if desired. Enjoy!
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer until the butter is light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat again
- Add the powdered sugar and beat until the mixture has pea-sized clumps. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until the frosting is light and fluffy. (You want it soft enough to spread but firm enough to hold it's shaped)
- Frost the cookies after they have cooled and add sprinkles if desired
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These Molasses Cookies are soft and chewy! This delicious cookie recipe is made with simple ingredients and can be enjoyed with or without frosting. Happy holiday baking!