Christmas Cookies: Soft Molasses Cookies

Reblogged from 2018:

It’s finally time for me to crank up the Christmas songs and start getting ready for Christmas! I love the holiday season and try to stretch it out as long as possible.  I freeze lots of cookies to take to my family when we visit and to parties. My plan this year is to write about one of my cookies/candies each Friday to Christmas. I hope you will all follow along to see all the baking we do!


These are one cookie that we can all agree on are one of our top three favorites. The molasses cookies are soft and not at all dry. They have lots of flavor but they are not overpowering.  I used a cream cheese glaze over these (to show you how they look iced) but we prefer a heartier cream cheese frosting or plain rolled in coarse sugar before baking.

Soft Molasses Cookies

  • Servings: 32 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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A super soft chewy cookie with tons of flavor!


    • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 4-1/2 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup coarse sugar, if desired to roll in rather than frost


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.  Mix in the eggs and molasses to the sugar and butter mixture.
  3. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves d salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Shape into 2-in. balls and roll in coarse sugar if desired. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 13-15 minutes or until tops are cracked.
  5. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  6. Freeze unfrosted cookies in a tightly sealed container or serve fresh.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, yes. Molasses at Christmas. Talk about family traditions! 🍃🍒🌲


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