Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie Recipe

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie in white bowl

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


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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.