Dark Chocolate Molasses Cookies


A perfect holiday chocolate-molasses cookie recipe and a family favorite! Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
48 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup molasses

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat butter, molasses, cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl until well blended. Beat in flour on low speed just until blended; dough will be firm.

  3. Form into 1-inch balls; roll in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until puffy and cracked on top, 8 to 9 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
2g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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