Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie Recipe

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Molasses Cookie in white bowl

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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.