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best chewy molasses cookies

Best Chewy Molasses Cookies

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Molasses
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar For rolling prior to baking


  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract and molasses and mix to combine. Add egg and beat until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until fully combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll about 1-1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball. Then roll into granulated sugar and transfer to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until golden and a toothpick runs through the cookie and comes out clean. When done transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
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