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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 40
Author: Bests and Bites


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup baked brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with a stand mixer or electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed for about one minute. Add the eggs and molasses and beat on medium until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, up to three days.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place about 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.
  • Roll dough into one inch in balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake from 8-10 minutes, until cookies start to crinkle on top. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer to baking rack and let cool completely.