Michigan Molasses Cookies

I’m a big believer in traditions. Whether that means visiting the cider mill in the fall or the aroma of fresh baked cookies on a winter’s eve. Over the weekend we received our first dose of chilly temperatures followed by a light dusting of snow, which finally put me in the holiday spirit.  So, I decided to make a batch of molasses cookies. The aroma from all the spices filled the house, and had me in the mood to put up my Christmas tree as well as wrap gifts.  Of course pairing the cookie with a cup of hot cocoa made for a quintessential winter evening. 
Michigan Molasses Cookies
1 2/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2  teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Pearlized Sugar Sprinkles, for rolling

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Whisk in brown sugar.
2. Stir in melted butter, molasses, milk and egg.
3. Roll into ½ teaspoon or 1 tablespoon balls. Roll in pearlized sugar and place on a cookie sheet. Slightly flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Bake 8-12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool.


  1. Send me some lol they look so good!

    xx Emily

  2. Molasses cookies are so good! I believe NY molasses cookies are much better ;)

  3. Oh, these look wonderful! I've never heard of this type of cookie, but I might have to give it a try! Sounds delish!

  4. Um, yum!!! These seriously look amazing. And perfect with some hot chocolate!

  5. great post! i love your blog ;)

  6. I am not familiar with these, but I love that they are balls and rolled in sugar!

  7. Yum! They look delish! I made molasses gingerbread cookies recently too - with the first snow fall and they were delicious. They are just such a Wintery sort of cookie :)