This molasses cookies recipe makes true holiday cookies. They are crispy on the edges and chewy on the inside. The combination of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses makes these cookies irresistible!
'Tis the season to bake all the cookies! Who's excited? Some of our favorites are Krumkake, the best thumbprint cookies and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. This easy molasses cookie recipe is also a popular one in our house!
Soft and chewy molasses cookies are perfect for the holidays!
While we're on the subject of cookies, how's you holiday baking going? Do you usually make a list of all the cookies you're about to make? Does your family give you suggestions or you go with your favorites? What are your favorites?
These easy molasses cookies would be great with a glass for milk for Santa! They're very simple and you know what the best part is? No chill time is needed!
How to make soft molasses cookies
This ginger molasses cookies recipe are very simple to make:
- Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking soda.
- Mix vegetable oil and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add in molasses and egg. Mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.
- Form the dough into balls, roll in sugar and place them on a baking sheet and press them using your fingers.
- Bake and cool on a wire rack before serving.
Don't you just love holiday cookies? The variety of shapes and flavors are just amazing. This is the one time of the year when you can bake cookies all day long!
And here are more cookie recipes:
- CHEWY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
- MAPLE WALNUT OATMEAL COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE PUDDING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CUPS
- OATMEAL WALNUT COOKIES
- The best Thumbprint Cookies
What's special about this chewy molasses cookies recipe?
These old fashioned molasses cookies are packed with spices such as cinnamon and ginger. These spices bring a major aroma or warmth and comfort which is completed by the strong flavor of molasses. I would even say that a little bit of nutmeg would make these cookies even better but it's not a necessity. These molasses cookies are so simple to make and are very forgiving. You can make them using a hand mixer or stand mixer. And most importantly, there is no chill time! I mean, ain't no time there to wait!
What I love about these easy molasses cookies is that the whole recipe uses only a quarter cup of vegetable oil and no butter. So, if you like to be a bit on the healthier side this holiday season, these cookies are the right choice! These cookies taste exactly like old fashioned chewy molasses cookies but without all the butter.
How to freeze molasses cookies
Once the chewy molasses cookies are cool, put them in a ziploc bag and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, take the molasses cookies out of the bag and place them on a baking sheet. Thaw them at room temperature.
Notes and tips to make old fashioned molasses cookies:
- As these cookies don't have any butter, they don't spread as much as you might be used to so you need to press them down with your fingers before baking them.
- These cookies don't need to chill in the fridge but you can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge. When you preheat the oven, take the dough out of the fridge and, once it's at room temperature, start shaping the cookies.
- Try to have all the ingredients at room temperature.
- You can use a stand mixer, and electric hand mixer or just a whisk to make these cookies. If you're planning to make a big batch of these molasses ginger cookies, it's easier to use a stand mixer.
- Store the leftover cookies in a ziplock bag and then in an airtight container so they don't get dry.
These cookies are not overly sweet and have this warm cozy flavor that will make you feel like you're wrapped in a handmade blanket! They're that good!
I also made a video to show you how hilariously easy these Easy Molasses Cookies are!
Easy Molasses Cookies
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ⅔ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
- ⅓ cup Molasses
- 1 Egg
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt and baking soda in a bowl, set aside.
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, mix brown sugar and vegetable oil until incorporated then mix in molasses until well combined.
- Add in the egg and mix well.
- Add in the flour mixture and mix until the dough forms.
- Form the dough into balls and roll them in sugar. Place the dough balls on the baking sheet and press them using your fingers.
- Bake in the oven for 11 minutes or until they are light brown on the edges.
- Cool for 5 minutes and then serve.