One-Pot Bakery Style Molasses Cookies

Bakery style molasses cookies are the easiest cookie recipe ever. You mix everything in a single pot and the dough requires no chilling. These gorgeous crinkle cookies travel well so make great lunch box cookies. And it's the perfect recipe for kids to bake on their own.

Homemade molasses cookies without the mess.

Bakery style molasses cookies are the easiest cookie recipe ever. You mix everything in a single pot and the dough requires no chilling. These gorgeous crinkle cookies travel well so make great lunch box cookies. And it’s the perfect recipe for kids to bake on their own.

I love when my kids decide to cook, but the kitchen mess can be a little daunting. Even though they’re responsible for washing up, the kitchen is never quite the same as when they found it, which is saying a lot since I don’t have a super tidy kitchen to begin with.

I have never been one to let a messy kitchen slow me down but I sure enjoyed the ease of cleanup when we made these molasses cookies.

One pot, one wooden spoon and almost two dozen molasses cookies to show for it.

Really, what can be easier?

Bakery style molasses cookies are the easiest cookie recipe ever. You mix everything in a single pot and the dough requires no chilling. These gorgeous crinkle cookies travel well so make great lunch box cookies. And it's the perfect recipe for kids to bake on their own.

These bakery style cookies are a slight adaptation of a recipe from Bon Appetit, via the lovely blog, The Café Sucre Farine. It was their recipe name that caught my eye: “Bakery-style” conjures a gorgeous display of sparkling crinkle cookies.

These are very pretty cookies with the sparkling sugar coating. We rolled ours in fragrant citrus sugar that I had leftover from another cookie project.

Bakery style molasses cookies are the easiest cookie recipe ever. You mix everything in a single pot and the dough requires no chilling. These gorgeous crinkle cookies travel well so make great lunch box cookies. And it's the perfect recipe for kids to bake on their own.

The recipe is similar to my mom’s All-time Favourite Chewy Molasses Crinkle Cookies, only this recipe is much lower in butter and sugar. These bakery style cookies are less rich and aren’t chewy so they travel very well. They’re also great for dunking.

One-Bowl Bakery Style Molasses Cookies

Makes 20-22 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour, spooned in
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a medium-sized pot. When just melted remove from heat and stir in the white and brown sugar. Stir in the molasses then the egg, mixing well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt just until combined.
  4. At this point the dough can be refrigerated or you can bake the cookies right away.
  5. Place rolling sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Scoop dough by the tablespoonful and roll into balls. Roll in sugar and set on prepared sheet, about 2” apart.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes. Once set, remove to wire racks and let cool completely.

 

12 thoughts on “One-Pot Bakery Style Molasses Cookies

  1. connie burt says:

    This will be my first time making this cookie for a friend who loves molasses cookies
    I have tried this molasses and enjoy the taste right from the container. Never thought I would! Hope he will like them.

  2. Your cookies look wonderful! Thanks for your kind words as well as the link. So happy you enjoyed the recipe.

  3. Karen A.Chow says:

    I made these cookies since molasses is a good source of iron which my husband needs more of. These cookies are delicious! I love that they were mixed all in one pot. Another nice feature is that you melt the butter so a great recipe to use if you need to make cookies but have no softened butter handy. I think they are perfect anytime of year but would also make a lovely addition to a Christmas cookie platter. A definite keeper.

  4. Rita Alcin says:

    OMG LOVED these cookies!!! Perfectly soft and had a good crunch to them as well. What made this recipe even better was the fact that it was used with melted butter. Next time I’m brining these into work. Thanks!

    1. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the recipe, Rita! Hopefully your coworkers enjoy as well

  5. Gennie Fillatre says:

    Love these really nice in winter the pice will really warms you up

  6. Beqa Stamps says:

    I would like your cookbook ! let me know how to get one . Thank you.

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Bea, One is in the mail. Look for it soon and start cooking up a storm with Molasses!

  7. Bea Stamps says:

    I just love molasses anything and would like your cookbook.

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Bea, A copy of our cook book is in the mail. I hope you enjoy the recipes.

  8. Marlene Robinson says:

    Want to know sugar content in molasses cookie

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Marlene, There appears to be about 14 carbs per cookie in the recipe. I do hope this helps.

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