Molasses Spice Cookies

These molasses spice cookies are soft, chewy, packed with flavor, and have a lovely sugar crust. 



3/4 cup room temperature, unsalted butter

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 cup granulated sugar for coating


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. Gather your ingredients together.
  3. Measure flour, spices, salt, baking soda into a medium mixing bowl and gently whisk to combine
  4. Place the butter and dark brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment cream the butter and brown sugar on medium-high for approx 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  5. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  6. Add the molasses to the butter-sugar mixture and mix on medium speed to combine.
  7. Add the egg and mix to combine. 
  8. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl again.
  9. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed to combine.
  10. Put the 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in a bowl. Scoop the cookie dough using a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop. Place the dough balls on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  11. Roll each ball of dough in the granulated sugar and transfer back to the sheet pan. Gently press each ball of cookie dough with the palm of your hand to flatten out the roundness just a bit.
  12. Bake cookies for approximately 8-10 minutes*. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.
  13. Makes about 36 small cookies



I bake them for 8 minutes, but ovens vary. If they look like they need a few more minutes, give them a minute or so longer in the oven.

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