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4 Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chunk Cookies stacked on top of each other

Molasses Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Stephanie Brubaker
These Molasses Chocolate Chunk Cookies are crackled on the outside and chewy on the inside. Perfectly spiced and full of pecans and chocolate!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40 cookies



  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 10 oz dark chocolate chunks or semi sweet
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven top 350.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in molasses, salt, eggs, and vanilla until well incorporated.
  • Add in the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger, and mix well.
  • Gradually mix in the flour on low speed, just until combined.
  • Stir in pecans and chocolate chunks.
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour.
  • Scoop dough with 2 Tbsp scoop and roll in the granulated sugar until well 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 chocolate chunk cookies, christmas cookies, ginger cookies, molasses