Molasses Cookie Recipes

Soft and chewy molasses cookies are just a few stirs away. Find the perfect recipe for these old fashioned cookies.

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Molasses Crinkles

Rating: 4.71 stars
We make these every year for Christmas and are always a sure-to-please treat.

Molasses Peanut Butter Crinkles

Rating: 4.26 stars
Plump sugar-topped cookies that taste just like Mary Jane candies. I tone down the ginger and cloves for my toddlers.

Chocolate Jumbo

Rating: 4.71 stars
Frosted chocolate and molasses spicy cookie.

Hermit Bar Cookies

Rating: 4.57 stars
This recipe is probably 50 years old - Mom made it for us, and now I make it for our kids - they love these bars. Enjoy!

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.74 stars
These are just what they say: big, soft, gingerbread cookies. They stay soft, too. My oldest son's favorite.

Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies

Rating: 4.76 stars
This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe that I received from my grandmother has been enjoyed in my family since 1899.

Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.63 stars
My Mom's recipe and one of my favorites. Spicy and chewy, they store well and can be frozen. Great for gift giving or shipping.

Mom's Ginger Snaps

Rating: 4.67 stars
Fabulous, spicy cookies.

Grandma's Gingersnaps

Rating: 4.67 stars
This was my mother-in-law's recipe and my husband's favorite. Shorten or lengthen the cooking time for a softer or crisper cookie.

Molasses Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.78 stars
These are a wonderful chewy spice cookie. They are drop cookies that keep very well. I make them at the beginning of the holiday season and they keep all the way to New Year's!

WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.54 stars
This was my Grandmother's recipe from the 1940's. These cookies use molasses in place of brown sugar, which was one of the items rationed during the war (and harder to get than white sugar, they tell me). To me they're better than regular oatmeal cookies!

Pfeffernusse Cookies

Rating: 4.69 stars
I have searched far and wide for a recipe that mimics my favorite, store-bought version of these cookies. I think, after days of thrown-out cookies, I have come as close as I can get.

Inspiration and Ideas

Crackle Top Molasses Cookies

"I LOVE this recipe! The cookies are moist and delightfully crunchy on the edges." – Eva Petroff

Molasses Sugar Cookies

"This is the best molasses cookie recipe EVER! I bake them at 350 for exactly 9 minutes and they are perfect." – Yummy

Molasses Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 5 stars

Soft molasses spice cookies with a touch of oats and white chocolate chips to put a twist on a classic cookie.