Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do NOT judge these cookies by their cover. I assure you they taste magical.

These cookies were created because I have a problem. When I go into a grocery store, down the baking aisle, I always get a strange compulsion to buy all the baking ingredients. Like, I have no recipe in mind, I just want to buy them.

And since I somehow opened my shopping bag and found some molasses inside, I thought that I needed to find something to put it in.

Enter these cookies. Now I know that they don't look so great, being all flat and all, but they taste divine! I wasn't going to post this, but I liked them so much that I thought it would be a shame NOT to post them.

Plus, you know. I need more cookie recipes in my life.

Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-1 cup butter, softened
-1 1/2 cups white sugar
-2 tablespoons molasses
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1 large egg
-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup chocolate chips


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. 
    2.   In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the molasses, vanilla and egg until fully incorporated.
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
    4.   Slowly mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    5.   Scoop by tablespoonful onto a lightly sprayed cookie sheet, and bake for around 10 minutes, or until golden. Leave on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Who doesn't need more cookie recipes in their life? ;-) Always good to have loads of baking stuff on hand. "Cause you just never know when inspiration will strike. This looks wonderful -- thanks.

  2. I always have a tin of molasses in the pantry because I really love them. These cookies look fantastic, Cathleen.

  3. These cookies look fantastic! I use molasses frequently when baking, because the first year of a kid's life they can't have honey, and I just got into the habit.

  4. What a great addition molasses it! your cookies look perfect!

  5. Cathleen, I happen to like flat looking cookies and yours are a beauty to me! Molasses, eh? I've seen them but I didn't know what to do with them. But now I know, right? hee..hee..

  6. 'The cover' is really good! These cookies both look and sound delicious!

  7. These look divine - what are you talking about being all flat? They're cookies :D And they look ridiculously chewy, which is only a good thing :D Someone brought homemade cookies to a Game of Thrones evening the other day, and they were so good! We all need more homemade cookies in our lives, thanks! x

  8. Love the taste of molasses...the cookies look fantastic!
    :) ela@GrayApron

  9. I bet they taste amazing! ...and they don't look bad to me. I can see theses cookies must be yummy.
    Oh and btw, when I'm doing my grocery shopping I have the same 'problem'...every new ingredient and baking supply I see has to be mine! lol.


  10. The baking aisle always lures me in, too! You're right, one can never have too many cookie recipes :)

  11. I have never found a cookie with chocolate that didn't meet my needs. I have no doubt that these would more than suffice! And as for your shopping foray-I do the same thing. Right now I have black rice, chia seeds and something else that I have no idea what to do with but I thought I needed them at the time! I hate to have a bare spot in my pantry!

  12. Ooo, I love the addition of molasses! Must make for one super soft, spiced chocolate chip cookie. Great recipe!

  13. Looking at these gorgeous pictures, I get such a crave for the cookies.
    They look so addictive :)

  14. My favourite molasses cookies are super flat too - so I know these must taste as good as you say! Love them!

  15. These look delish! and I just found a bottle of molasses in my pantry. Cookie time!

  16. Love molasses in cookies, your recipe sounds delicious. Happy Week-end!

  17. My grandmother used to make molasses cookies when I was little. They were her favorites and mine too. But other people I know don't care too much for them—I don't understand that at all!??
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

  18. LOL. I do the same thing when I`m in the baking aisle. I bought a jar of molasses to make muffins MONTHS ago, but I still haven`t made those muffins! Haha. This is a good recipe for me to save in the archives.


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