One-Pot Bakery Style Molasses Cookies

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Bakery style molasses cookies are the easiest cookie recipe ever. You mix everything in a single pot.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour, spooned in
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Sugar for rolling


  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.