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a stack of homemade molasses sugar cookies

Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies

Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies are easy to make holiday favorites, and each soft and chewy bite packs the perfect amount of sweet and spice.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 72
Calories 89kcal


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sparkly sugar to roll the cookies in


  • Combine all flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt in bowl. Set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixture with paddle attached, beat butter on medium to high speed until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add sugar and beat until light in color and very fluffy, 4-5 minutes. Scrape sides and add molasses, eggs and vanilla. Beat on low speed until well combined.
  • With the mixer running on low speed, spoon in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. You can also freeze the dough and cook later.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  • Roll walnut sized balls of dough and dip tops in the sparkly sugar. Keep remaining dough in refrigerator until ready to use. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. They will be very soft. Remove from oven and allow to remain on baking sheet another 5 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack. Once fully cool, store in airtight container.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg