Molasses Cookie Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Molasses Crinkles

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
We make these every year for Christmas and are always a sure-to-please treat.
By Allrecipes Member

Molasses Peanut Butter Crinkles

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
Plump sugar-topped cookies that taste just like Mary Jane candies. I tone down the ginger and cloves for my toddlers.
By Rachel

Chocolate Jumbo

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Frosted chocolate and molasses spicy cookie.
By Linda Loparco

Hermit Bar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
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!

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By Nadia Hassani

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 6760
Made with a hint of molasses, these ginger cookies stay soft for days.
By AMY1028

Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1197
Grandma's melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe enjoyed by us since 1899.
By Allrecipes Member

Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1072
Spicy, chewy molasses cookies. Great for holiday gift-giving or shipping!
By Allrecipes Member

Mom's Ginger Snaps

Rating: 4.5 stars 1165
Fabulous, spicy cookies.
By Allrecipes Member

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 351
Gingerbread men cookies are full of warm and festive, holiday flavors.
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Grandma's Gingersnaps

Rating: 4.5 stars 473
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.

WWII Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 267
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!

Inspiration and Ideas

Molasses Sugar Cookies
Rating: Unrated 1130
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!
Soft Molasses Cookies V
Rating: Unrated 230
Celebrate the winter months with spicy and soft molasses cookies. Great for eating with a hot cup of coffee.
Chef John's Gingersnap Cookies
Rating: 5 stars 89

The amazing spicy-sweet flavor and irresistible texture of these gingersnap cookies will please even a non-cookie eater like me. I like to add candied ginger, ground ginger, cayenne, and black pepper. You can adjust the spices and cooking time to suit your tastes but remember, they're called ginger snaps for reasons other than texture!