Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies


Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies |

Molasses cookies are redolent of the warm and spicy fragrance of the holidays. Or any cold and wintry day.

Actually, they’re a delicious cookie to bake anytime snow is in the air, even if it’s only a hope. The spicy fragrance fills your kitchen, warming you to your toes.

This is an often-requested cookie in our house. And… I’m always happy to oblige. They’re “giant” with just the right amount of molasses and spices to be soft, chewy and delicious.

They are perfect for frigid nights spent in front of a fire. Add hot cocoa or warm cider, a handmade quilt, and loved ones, or a book you can’t quite put down… and you’ve got a perfect evening ahead.

Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies


1 1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg plus an egg yoke
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

sugar for rolling dough


Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer. Beat in the egg, additional egg yolk, and molasses. Continue to beat until light and fluffy.

Sift together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Add gradually to the butter, egg and molasses mixture.

Shape dough into 3″ balls and roll in additional sugar.

Bake in a 350-degrees oven for 13-15 minutes.

Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies |

Homemade Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies — a perfectly scrumptious treat for the holidays, or any day when you crave a richly spiced, decadent treat! For more 31Daily cookie recipes, click here.

Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies |

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

2 thoughts on “Soft and Chewy Giant Molasses Cookies

  1. CP

    At what point do you add molasses – not in instructions

    1. Add the molasses to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. I’ve updated the directions — sorry I missed that!

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