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 in their own.

One-Pot Bakery Style Molasses Cookies

A classic ginger crinkle cookie recipe. 

Homemade molasses cookies without the mess.

Bakery-style molasses cookies are the easiest cookie recipe ever. You mix everything in a single pot so clean up is easy. 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.

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 a sparkling sugar coating. We rolled ours in fragrant citrus sugar that we 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 the 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.

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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.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 10-12
  • Total Time: 3 minute
  • Yield: 2022 1x

Ingredients

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  • 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. Chill dough 30 minutes (or longer if you like).
  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.

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Comments

  • April 24, 2021
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    Beth McKenna

    These are the best cookies I have ever made! They are a huge hit at our house! My 91 year old dad has his freezer stocked and lets me know when he is running low!

    • April 26, 2021
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      Crosby Molasses

      They are so easy and delicious. So happy to hear that your dad is enjoying them as well. Take care.

  • April 28, 2020
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    Gloria Dekker

    Thank you for the cookie recipe. I loved the ease, Hartley had a chance to get one, the went so fast. May I have your cookbook mailed to me. Please.would really like to have one for my Granddaughter.

  • April 24, 2020
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    Cheryl

    These were an absolute hit at our house! Delicious

  • April 22, 2020
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    Andrea Dowling

    Very tasty and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe. I didn’t use the parchment paper, as I am trying to have a softer footprint on the planet, and didn’t find it was necessary.

  • September 11, 2017
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    Marlene Robinson

    Want to know sugar content in molasses cookie

    • September 12, 2017
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      Lynn Purdy

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

  • August 27, 2017
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    Bea Stamps

    I just love molasses anything and would like your cookbook.

    • September 6, 2017
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      Lynn Purdy

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

  • August 27, 2017
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    Beqa Stamps

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

    • September 6, 2017
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      Lynn Purdy

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

  • September 27, 2016
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    Gennie Fillatre

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

  • April 11, 2016
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    Rita Alcin

    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!

    • July 4, 2016
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      Crosby Molasses

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

  • April 3, 2016
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    Karen A.Chow

    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.

    • March 19, 2021
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      Barbara guitard

      Karen so true we always make molasses cookies at Christmas my grandkids always says there are the best so gramma you are going to have to make these more often ❤️❤️❤️???

  • April 1, 2016
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    Your cookies look wonderful! Thanks for your kind words as well as the link. So happy you enjoyed the recipe.

  • March 7, 2016
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    connie burt

    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.

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