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Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made with cinnamon, ginger and molasses, these Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must-make. They're soft and chewy and loaded with chocolate chips -- a serious crowd-pleaser! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: molasses chocolate chip cookies, molasses cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Erin


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Stir flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves together in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together for 1-2 minutes; then, add egg, molasses, vanilla and stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and stir until combined, then stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Then, use an ice cream scooper to scoop the cookie dough onto the sheet. Bake cookies for 14-18 minutes, or until the edges are set but middle is still slightly soft.
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and wait a few minutes before enjoying!


*Recipe makes 16-18 cookies depending on size of cookies
*Calories are per cookie and are an estimation
Substitutions: can use light brown sugar instead of dark; can use flax egg instead of regular egg; can use chopped chocolate instead of chocolate chips


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg