Ann Maries Chocolate chip cookies

Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies [Chewy]

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, with a twist. These molasses chocolate chip cookies are rich, delicious, and packed with flavour, without the use of brown sugar. If you’re worried about losing the classic texture of traditional chocolate chip cookies, don’t! These molasses chocolate chip cookies are so scrumptious, you won’t miss the brown sugar.

This recipe comes from a reader, Annemarie, who adapted an old Crosby’s recipe for quick ginger cookies into what has become her favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Honestly, it’s become my favourite recipe as well.

chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies

Deliciously overwhelmed by chocolate chips these soft chewy molasses chocolate chip cookies remind me that a classic chocolate chip cookie is still the epitomy of comfy baked goods that remind me of home.

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 molasses chocolate chip cookies to be a little thicker and slightly cake-like then reduce the molasses to ¼ cup.

I’ll give you free rein 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.


Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Annemarie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 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
  • 12 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 a fork.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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  • July 30, 2014

    Deana O'Reilly

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

  • August 11, 2016

    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?

    • August 12, 2016

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

  • January 2, 2019


    Made these cause I didnt have brown sugar and I have to say this is my favourite new cookie recipe! It is amazing. Stays soft and chewy the whole time. Keats very well. I used wheat flour mostly because I was also out of white flour using about a quarter bread flour. This actually didnt make the cookies taste weird at all. Got more flour and making it again with white flour. My mollasses is full flavor so I used half molasses and half corn syrup. Think I’ll use more corn syrup and less molasses tonight.

    • January 3, 2019

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Maggie, I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the cookies. Recipes contributed by readers are always the best.

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Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthier Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies


There’s nothing like a classic chocolate chip cookie. Chewy and a little buttery they are a treat like no other.

I hardly ever make them because they disappear in a flash.

My daughter sneaks them before breakfast.  I have found them stashed on my son’s windowsill, behind the roman blind. (He can eat half a dozen in a sitting if I don’t tuck them away and dole them out one at a time.)

My kids are not starved for homemade treats but when classic chocolate chip cookies are in the house they behave like they haven’t seen a sweet in months.

This is a healthier version of the classic chocolate chip cookie. I reduced the sugar by 1/3 which improved the flavour balance and I added a little molasses to make the texture chewy. I use whole wheat or spelt flour, add ground flax or wheat germ and I cut back on the chocolate chips. (Don’t worry, there are still loads).

The result is a chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookie with substance and lots of flavour.

Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Adapted from Saveur)

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

  • 2 ¼ cups whole wheat or spelt flour (all purpose is fine too)
  • 3 Tbsp ground flax or wheat germ
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips
  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, flax, baking soda and salt.
  2. In another, good sized bowl cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add molasses then eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by tablespoonful on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes at 375 F.

Don’t cook them too long if you want them to be chewy.

Do you prefer rolled oats in your chocolate chip cookies? Take a look at my recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with dried cranberries.

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  • February 25, 2013

    limda hannah

    Great ty ty

  • February 26, 2013

    Jane Whelan

    I will definitely be making these cookies. They sound soooo yummy. Am going to write this recipe down right now.

    Thanks so mucy

    • February 26, 2013

      Jane Whelan

      I just wrote a comment and it disappeared.

      Your recipe is sounding so delicious. I am going to write out this one. And possibly bake them today.

      Thanks so much.>

  • June 14, 2013

    Joan E. Dooley

    I have been looking for a chewey chocolate chip recipe for a long, long time. I think this could be the one. It sounds like a good one.

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