Soft and Sweet Molasses Roll Out Cookies (makes 6 dozen 2-inch cookies)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsulphered molasses


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.

3. In the bowl of a standing mixer, or with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

4. Add the egg, vanilla and molasses, and mix until combined.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined.

6. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/2 inch thick for softer and chewier cookies. Roll them thinner for crispier cookies.

7. Cut out with cookie cutters and bake for 8-10 minutes for small cookies 12-14 minutes for larger cookies.