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?
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.
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.Print
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.
- Prep Time: 40
- Cook Time: 10-12
- Total Time: 25 minute
- Yield: 20–22 1x
- 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
- Preheat to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- 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.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt just until combined.
- Chill dough 30 minutes (or longer if you like).
- Place rolling sugar in a small bowl.
- Scoop dough by the tablespoonful and roll into balls. Roll in sugar and set on prepared sheet, about 2” apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Once set, remove to wire racks and let cool completely.
Love!! Love!! Love!!
So easy…. So delicious!
I made these cookies last weekend. This weekend I am doubling the recipe and making them again! They are delicious especially with a cup of tea. My new go to molasses cookie recipe!
Hello Lynn, thank you for taking the time to write sure a positive review for this recipe. Glad you like it! -Marie at Crosby’s Kitchen
My husband was raised in NB and he made molasses cookies as a child. Our recipe book has fallen apart and disappeared. I haven’t been able to find the recipe on line. It was a soft drop cookie with no refrigeration required.
I’ve made this recipe twice and twice with great results, of coarse using Fancy Crosby’s product.
I’m originally from New Brunswick, so as you know we have a wonderful population of bakers,
and cooks. Mom has always used Crosby’s in her bean crock baked bean recipe.
I remember Mom pouring Crosby’s molasses on a piece of buttered bread.
Boy that’ll bring back memories to your readers.
My Mom just turned 98 ! last month. It must be her consuming Crosby’s molasses !
She’s fit as a fiddle !
My husband is Dutch and loves his spices and molasses such as in a recipe called
( Dutch Spiced Breakfast Quick Bread ) Honest Cooking.com
Do you know if there’s any recipes for making pickles using Crosby’s products ?
Hello Nancy. Thank you for your comment and for using our molasses :)
The only recipe we have for pickles if for pickled onions
-Marie at Crosby’s Kitchen
I still use a recipe off Crosby molasses carton many years ago.. I call it Crinkle Molasses cookie..not sure now what it was called on the carton,but thats what my kids called them..
Make these often! I add extra cinnamon and pulverized candied ginger.
The description says no chilling required but the recipe says to chill. I chill for a little while, just in case.
I also make about 44 smaller cookies per batch.
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!
They are so easy and delicious. So happy to hear that your dad is enjoying them as well. Take care.
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.
These were an absolute hit at our house! Delicious
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.
Want to know sugar content in molasses cookie
Marlene, There appears to be about 14 carbs per cookie in the recipe. I do hope this helps.
I just love molasses anything and would like your cookbook.
Bea, A copy of our cook book is in the mail. I hope you enjoy the recipes.
I would like your cookbook ! let me know how to get one . Thank you.
Bea, One is in the mail. Look for it soon and start cooking up a storm with Molasses!
Love these really nice in winter the pice will really warms you up
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!
Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the recipe, Rita! Hopefully your coworkers enjoy as well
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.
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 ❤️❤️❤️???
Your cookies look wonderful! Thanks for your kind words as well as the link. So happy you enjoyed the recipe.
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.