Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie in white bowl

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookies are perfect for nibbling and just right for making ice cream sandwiches.

Chocolate molasses cookies are soft, chewy and delicious, perfect for nibbling and just right for making ice cream sandwiches.

Now as molasses cookie recipes go these chocolate molasses cookies are very mild. There are no spices, but they would be delicious with a hint of ginger, cinnamon and a pinch of cloves. Or try them with a teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice powder.


Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie Recipe

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Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookies are perfect for nibbling and just right for making ice cream sandwiches.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Category: Cookies


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  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies in


  • In large bowl, whisk butter with brown and white sugars, and salt.
  • Whisk in egg, vanilla, and molasses.
  • In medium bowl, whisk flour with cocoa and baking soda (sift cocoa if it’s lumpy).
  • Whisk into wet mixture until just combined.
  • Chill until firm (10 to 20 minutes).
  • Place 1/2 cup sugar in bowl.
  • Scoop dough by tablespoonful and roll into balls.
  • Roll balls in sugar.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet about two inches apart.
  • Bake at 375 F just until puffed and beginning to crack (7 to 8 minutes)
  • Immediately after removing from oven, give pans a hard tap so the cookies settle in.
  • Let cookies cool on pan 2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Chocolate molasses cookies on a cloth


  • June 29, 2024


    These look and taste great! Used to use a family recipe that I got from a friend that was made with lard. These are far better! My new molasses cookie recipe! Love them!

  • June 8, 2018


    The cookies are great tasting, but they were round and not flat like the picture above. Plus, it took more than 8 minutes before I saw cracks on top of them while they were baking. Good recipe though.

  • November 20, 2013


    omg i just made these they are so good and i made them gluten free so good !!! thanks you !!:)

  • October 1, 2013

    Eileen Ward

    Would you have a recipe for your molasses cookies for someone who cannot eat gluten.Please if you do it would be greatly appreciated.

  • June 8, 2013


    Does anyone have a recipe for meatloat using molasses??

    Please my husband loves molasses he wants it in everything.

    Thanks for your help

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  • May 4, 2013


    Love these cookies, just one or two satisfies you when you need that snack.

  • May 3, 2013


    Hi Bridget!

    Could I substitute oil for butter? And if so, what amount? Also, I’d be looking to sub the egg with ground chia soaked in hot H2O and used a GF flour blend.

    Looking forward to making these this weekend. (Will be adding spices though, as I really enjoy a spicy cookie.)

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