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ginger molasses cookies
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Molasses Cookies

These molasses cookies are incredible! This molasses cookie recipe is made with simple ingredients and makes the most delicious soft molasses cookies. These ginger molasses cookies are chewy and can be made with or without frosting. Happy baking!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
cooking time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 408kcal


  • ¾ cup Butter, at room tempreture
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • ¼ cup Molasses
  • 2 ¼ cup Flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Vanilla Buttercream frosting

  • ½ cup Butter, at room tempreture
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • Sprinkles (if desired)


Molasses Cookies

  • 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!

Vanilla Buttercream

  • 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


ginger molasses cookies


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 131mg | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.4mg