Moist Molasses Cookies

Moist Molasses Cookies


Makes: 30 cookies    Prep time: 10 minutes plus chilling time 1 hour    Baking time: 8 - 10 min



  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar


  1. Mix the melted butter, white sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; gently blend into the molasses mixture until fully incorporated. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into small balls, and roll them in the dark brown sugar. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks before transferring to a plate.

Smart Cookie Baking Tips

It is often said that brown sugar is a healthier option than white sugar. In reality, brown sugar is ordinary table sugar that is turned brown by the reintroduction of molasses.  Brown sugar makes baked goods more moist and will also add a hint of rich caramel flavor.