Spicy Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Annette Reid Modified: March 21, 2022
Spicy Molasses Cookies Recipe

How To Make Spicy Molasses Cookies

Enjoy a bite of fall with our flavorful molasses cookies! They make the perfect Thanksgiving desserts or for when you’re craving a gingerbread-like taste.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Cooling: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4tbspraw turbinado sugardivided
  • ¾cupwhole wheat pastry flour
  • cupwhole wheat flour
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • tspsalt
  • 6tbspunsalted butter
  • ¾tspcinnamon
  • ¾tspground ginger
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • tspground allspice
  • tspground pepper
  • ¼cupmolasseslight or dark
  • 3tbspdark brown sugaror Muscovado sugar
  • 1egg yolklarge
  • ½tspvanilla extract


  1. With an oven rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of raw sugar into a small, shallow dish for rolling.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda and salt.

  5. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

  6. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and pepper. Cook until fragrant for 1 to 2 minutes.

  7. Transfer the butter mixture to a large bowl and let cool slightly.

  8. Whisk the remaining 3 tablespoons raw sugar, brown sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and molasses into the melted butter mixture.

  9. Stir in the flour mixture until combined.

  10. Use a cookie dough scoop or spoons to scoop out about one tablespoon of dough at a time.

  11. Lightly shape into a ball and dunk half the cookie into the small bowl of raw sugar.

  12. Place each cookie on the baking sheet, sugar side up, leaving a couple of inches around each cookie.

  13. Bake the cookies until the edges are set but the centers are still soft, puffy and underdone for 9 to 12 minutes.

  14. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.

  15. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1882.90kcal
  • Fat: 10.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 440.20g
  • Fiber: 31.92g
  • Sugar: 259.02g
  • Protein: 28.28g
  • Cholesterol: 20.58mg
  • Sodium: 1411.85mg
  • Calcium: 842.32mg
  • Potassium: 5964.49mg
  • Iron: 25.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 41.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.86mg
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