Molasses Cookies

These. Are. So. Good.

We had to make them over the course of two days because the dough has to chill for 2 hours. I explained to Kiddo that we would just make the dough, and the next day we could bake and eat the cookies. She was OK with this plan.

I’m glad that we broke the time up because I don’t think Kiddo would have hd the attention span to participate in parts of the process otherwise, and she really enjoyed helping.

I found the recipe on which I love. I follow Ali on Instagram, and you should too.

Molasses Cookies*


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar (plus extra for rolling cookies)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbs ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. This is a great toddler job. Kiddo loves to do any task that involves a whisk!
  2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy (about 2.5 minutes), scraping the sides intermittently.
  3. Mix the eggs (beating after each), and molasses on medium-low until each is well combined. Kiddo really liked observing the mixture to see that the ingredients were well mixed.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients.
  5. Place the dough into an air-tight container and chill for at least 2 hours (we chilled it overnight and did not have any problems).
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls (GREAT toddler job.). The put sugar in a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in the sugar to coat. This was Kiddo’s absolute favorite part, and she was quite skilled at it as well.
  8. Place the sugared dough balls on the parchment lined sheet and bak for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be a little cracked on top.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

*This recipe is from my favorite food blogger, Ali and can be found here.

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