Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 36
The perfect holiday cookie
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cups unsalted butter softened (1½ sticks)
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg one at a time and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to stir/low and slowly mix in the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  4. Create balls with the dough, about one tablespoon each. (slightly smaller than a ping pong ball)
  5. Roll ball in a small bowl of the reserved ¼ cup of sugar.
  6. Arrange the balls on baking sheets, 12 per sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for one minute before transferring to racks to cool. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Emily Roach Wellness at