Molasses Cookies


  • 4 cups / 600g all purpose flour (type 405)
  • 2 cups / 400g sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup / 340g butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup / 200g molasses
  • 4 tsp (~22g) baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs


Combine all ingredients in an appropriately sized mixing bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon by hand until stiff, adding a bit more flour as needed.
Don't use a stand mixer! The mixed dough is very firm and sticky!
Refrigerate overnight before baking.
Preheat oven to 375F / 190C convection.
Form the dough into balls and roll in sugar to coat. Place evenly spaced on a baking tray, keeping cold until they go into the oven.
Bake for 5 minutes, then rotate the tray and bake for another 4 minutes before removing from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.