Annemarie’s Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 42 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies

If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies made with brown sugar then this recipe is for you.

It’s a classic chocolate chip cookie made rich, delicious and extra flavourful with molasses. There is no brown sugar in the recipe but the texture is characteristic of a good brown sugar cookie — All that flavour that you just can’t get from plain white sugar.

The recipe came from a reader who adapted an old Crosby’s recipe for quick ginger cookies into what has become her favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies

I’d have to agree.

Stripped of spices and deliciously overwhelmed by chocolate chips these soft chewy cookies remind me that a classic chocolate chip cookie is still a great baking marvel.

Some of this batch will get tucked into a care parcel for my son who is off at camp for two weeks, living in a tent and canoeing all over Southwestern New Brunswick. I’m thinking they’d be yummy with campfire-toasted marshmallows.

chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies

If you prefer your chocolate chip cookies to be a little thicker and slightly cake like then reduce the molasses to ¼ cup.

I’ll give you free reign on the chocolate chips. Annemarie adds 2 full cups but I used 1 1/3 cups in this batch. I also baked them as drop cookies.

Annemarie’s Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2  cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4  tsp. salt
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips (you decide!)


  1. Cream butter then add sugar, egg, vanilla and molasses. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by teaspoonful onto a parchment lined cookie sheet or make into small balls, roll in white sugar and press down with fork.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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3 thoughts on “Annemarie’s Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Deana O'Reilly says:

    yesterday made the chocolate chip cookies and they were a huge success. Tomorrow the muffins.

  2. Ali Poelman says:

    I doubled this recipe (used part corn syrup as I did not have quite enough Molasses) and made them into bars….used my large cookie sheet. Baked them 25 to 35min. Delicious. I love how chewy these are. May I share them on my blog as the best ever?

    1. Hi Ali, I love your idea to bake them as bars. So much faster than individual cookies. By all means, share away!

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