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Soft molasses cookies in a pie tin, garnished with cinnamon sticks.
Super Soft Molasses Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Gingerbread is a classic holiday flavor.  Those warm spices, rich molasses, and deep brown sugar scream Christmastime!  These soft molasses cookies are the epitome of wintertime - and we've amped them up a bit by dipping them in white chocolate.  This recipe produces a soft, chewy cookie that will leave you coming back for seconds.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, gingerbread cookie, molasses cookie
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulphered molasses
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger or 1 tbsp fresh
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • granulated sugar to roll dough in
  • 16 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract optional
  • cinnamon, colored sugar, or candied ginger to sprinkle on white chocolate coating
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter.
  2. Add in brown sugar. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the sugar and butter together.
  3. Pour in molasses.
  4. Add eggs. Mix until well combined.
  5. In a medium bowl add flour.
  6. Add baking soda and salt.
  7. Toss in your spices. Whisk to combined.
  8. Add dry mixture to your wet mixture in your large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  9. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  10. Toll balls in granulated sugar.
  11. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine all ingredients.

  2.  Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment, until melted.

  3. Dip cooke cookies halfway into mixture.  Cool on parchment paper. You can sprinkle with cinnamon, candied ginger, or colored sugar.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tip #1: When it comes to ginger, you can use the dried and ground that is found in the spice aisle.  Or you can use fresh ginger for a bigger flavor. I cheat and use fresh ginger from a tube. It can usually be found in the produce section near the fresh herbs.

Pro Tip #2: To make your cookies flatter and more "crinkly" gently press them with the bottom of a glass immediately after they come out of the oven.  This spreads the cookie out a bit.

Nutrition Facts
Super Soft Molasses Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.