Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses are warm flavours due to their spices.


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger (ground ginger)
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon (ground cinnamon)
  • 1⁄4 tsp allspice (ground allspice).
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp cloves (ground cloves).
  • 1/2 cup of butter (softened, room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar (dark)
  • 125 ml molasses (syrup)
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sugar (golden sugar or ordinary sugar, for decoration)


  1. Heat the oven to 180º C. Prepare a soup plate with the sugar.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground spices in a bowl.
  3. In another larger bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar to a smooth paste and then add the molasses.
  4. Now add the egg and vanilla extract.
  5. We incorporate the spiced flour little by little.
  6. We take generous spoonfuls of the dough and form the dough into balls, which we roll in the sugar in the soup plate.
  7. Distribute the cookies on the baking tray, leaving a space of 5-7 cm between the cookies and the edges.
  8. Put the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, until they have spread and the golden brown surface.
  9. Remove the tray from the oven and place it on a wire rack. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 2-3 minutes on the same tray, then transfer them to the rack, with the help of a metal spatula, to finish cooling.
  10. If there is still dough left, prepare another batch of cookies by repeating steps 6 to 9.

The yield depends on the size of the cookies and may vary. If the cookies are made larger, they may take a little longer to make.

Many spiced cookie recipes have their origins in Central European cuisine. This recipe is very similar to German spiced cookies.


3 dozen

Preparation time15

Cooking time15

Total baking time

30 minutes

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