These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! Homemade molasses cookies are the best Christmas dessert or edible Christmas gift!
These chewy molasses sugar cookies are perfectly sweet, perfectly chewy, and 100% all things Christmas in a cookie.
Molasses cookies meet chewy sugar cookies to make one perfect dessert.
While there’s a lot more to the season than Christmas cookies, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a lot of homemade, festive, ’tis-the-season-type of cookies.
I mean, I’m not complaining.
There are worse things…
All too soon January will arrive and so will those let’s-eat-healthier resolutions, which always end before February in a pile of guilt and chocolate brownies.
So for now, I’m enjoying all of my guiltless cookie eating, beginning with, in my humble opinion, the Christmas cookie of all cookies: Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies. 😜
These molasses cookies are by far one of my favorite Christmas cookies (as if you couldn’t already tell.) My mom used to make these all of the time when we were younger, and between the molasses and subtle notes of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, these absolutely taste like Christmas.
Sweet and chewy, these molasses sugar cookies are a Christmas must!
All right, so I pretty much only eat molasses two ways: in these molasses sugar cookies and in cream of wheat.
Since I actually haven’t eaten cream of wheat (aka the glue that ruins bowls forever) in something like 15 years, I should retract my previous statement.
What I should’ve said is, I only eat molasses one way: in these molasses cookies.
I don’t hate it.
The recipe for these cookies comes from a cookbook my elementary school put on as a fundraiser. It was a fantastic idea, and it has some of the best recipes I’ve ever tasted.
All of the parents submitted their best recipes, and we students got to participate in a photo shoot for the book down at a local restaurant.
As a first grader, there was seriously nothing cooler (except maybe my lime green vest and jellies #trendsetter) than getting out of school for something like this.
Despite the fact this book is over 20 years old, the recipes stand the test of time.
So cheesy. I know it, but I kind of love it.
I’ll take a dozen.
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar for dipping
Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together, until light and fluffy.
Add in molasses and egg, and beat until well combined.
Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, and slowly incorporate into the wet ingredients.
Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll dough into about 1 1/2" balls, and the roll in sugar. Place 2" apart on the baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until tops have cracked and the cookies are set.
Here are some other favorite Christmas cookie recipes: