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chocolate chip molasses cookies on round wire rack

Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Sloane
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


The recipe for these soft & gooey chocolate chip molasses cookies is exactly what you need to get into holidays. Nothing says fall quite like deep molasses flavors married with warm spices!


  • 300g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 170g unsalted butter (melted)
  • 150g dark brown sugar
  • 60g granulated sugar
  • 85g unsulphured molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 170g chocolate (reserve 20g for topping)
  • Granulated sugar for rolling (optional)


  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, heat the butter in the microwave in 20 second increments until fully melted. 
  4. Whisk in the sugars, then the molasses until fully combined. 
  5. Next, whisk in the egg and vanilla until fully combined.
  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
  7. Fold in 150g of the chocolate. 
  8. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, place the cookie dough on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 
  9. Roll each cookie dough ball in granulated sugar, then top each with chopped chocolate. 
  10. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes.
  11. Allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 20.9 g
  • Sodium: 59.4 mg
  • Fat: 10.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.8 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.6 mg

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