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Molasses Drop Cookies
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Molasses Drop Cookies Recipe

Chewy and sweet, these molasses drop cookies will be a sure hit at your holiday. The ingredients needed for this cookie are not difficult to find and they should be readily available in your pantry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 60 Cookies
Calories: 33kcal


  • Oven


  • 1 ¾ cup All purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp Cloves
  • ½ cup Light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup Unsulfured Molasses
  • ¼ cup Whole milk
  • 1 Large egg
  • Sanding sugar optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Melt the butter in a small sauce pan or in the microwave. Keep an eye on the butter, because they melt really quickly and it could burn easily. We do not want brown butter in the cookie.
  • In a large bowl measure the flour. To this add all the ground spices, salt and baking soda. Using a whisk mix everything to combine.
  • Now add the brown sugar to the bowl and give it a whisk to combine.
  • To the above mixture, add the melted butter, molasses, milk and egg.
  • Using a spatula mix everything well. The batter will be slightly on the wetter side.
  • Now using a small scoop or a teaspoon measure, scoop the dough and place it in a parchment lined baking sheet. Get it into the refrigerator for about 10 mins, so the dough firms up a little bit.
  • Now take the dough out, shape it and roll it in the sugar. Place them back in the baking sheet lined with parchment and flatten it with the back of a glass.
  • Get the cookies in the oven for about 10 to 12 mins. They cook very quickly, so keep an eye on them.
  • Remove it on a cooling rack and let it cool completely.
  • To freeze the dough -
  • Scoop the cookie dough in a baking sheet and put it in the freezer until they are rock hard. Now gather everything and put it in a freezer bag and get it back in the freezer. When ready to bake lay them in the cookie sheet and let it thaw for few minutes. Then roll it in the sugar and bake them. Do not roll the cookie dough in the sugar and freeze.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg