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.

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