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Best Chewy Molasses Cookies

Stephanie Brubaker
These are the Best Chewy Molasses Cookies ever, and a must make Christmas cookie tradition! The perfectly crackled tops and chewy insides are irresistible!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36


  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in molasses and the egg until well incorporated.
  • Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and baking soda and mix well.
  • Gradually mix in the flour on low speed, just until combined.
  • Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls and roll them in the granulated sugar until coated.
  • Place dough balls 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Let cool a few minutes on cookie sheet before transferring wire racks to cool completely.
  • Store in an air tight container.
Keyword christmas cookies, crackle cookies, ginger molasses cookies