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Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies

A familiar comfort food taste from a traditional old-fashioned cookie.

Molasses and Apple Cookies

Molasses has a unique flavor that’s mild and somewhat sweet.

It has a taste that’s reminiscent to gingerbread (likely because gingerbread is often made with molasses).

These apple molasses cookies are moist but not overly sweet.

This is an old family recipe that I revised slightly to include diced fresh apple.

The molasses adds flavor and a nice dark brown color to these cookies as well as a comfort food taste.

Molasses is actually a by-product from processing of sugar cane, grapes or sugar beets into sugar.

It’s used to flavor whole wheat bread, pie fillings and for making brown sugar.

Here’s an article with more information about molasses from The Kitchn that you may like “Everything You Need To Know About Molasses“.

And here are more cookie recipes you may like “Baileys and Coffee White Chocolate Chip Cookies“, “White Chocolate and Tart Cherry Cookies” and “Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Molasses Cookie Ingredients

Butter, brown sugar, molasses, egg, flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, diced apple and granulated sugar

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

For the Dry Ingredients – In a medium size bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Whisk the dry ingredients together.  Set aside.

Butter in Bowl

For the Cookie Dough – In a large bowl, add butter…

Brown Sugar in Bowl

…and brown sugar.

Molasses Cookie Dough

Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together.

Pouring Molasses

Pouring Molasses

To the bowl, add molasses…

Molasses in Cookie Dough

Egg in Cookie Dough

…and egg.

Cookie Dough in Bowl

Using a mixer, mix together until creamy.

Add Flour to Cookie Dough

To the bowl with the butter mixture, slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time while using a mixer on slow speed.

Cookie Dough in Bowl

Next,

Diced Apple in Spoon

…to the bowl…

Diced Apple in Cookie Dough

…add diced apple.

Molasses Cookie Dough

Using a sturdy spatula or spoon, stir the diced apple into the cookie dough.

Rolling the Cookie Dough Balls – To a small bowl, add granulated sugar and set aside.

Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and set on a plate.

Molasses Cookie Dough

Roll each dough ball in granulated sugar and…

Molasses Cookie Dough Ball

…place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet pan (in batches).

Molasses Cookie Dough Ball

Baking the Cookies – Bake in a preheated oven until the cookies start to show “cracks” on the top (about 10 minutes).

Molasses Cookies

Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and let cool before serving.

Apple Molasses Cookies

Next,

Apple Molasses Cookies

…time to dig in.

Bite of Molasses Cookie

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Molasses and Apple Cookies

Old Fashioned Apple Molasses Cookies

A familiar comfort food taste from a traditional old-fashioned cookie.
Print Pin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooking time assumes 3 batches; per batch time:: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Molasses, Molasses Cookies
Servings: 15 (Yields about 30 cookies)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons diced apple
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • For the Dry Ingredients - In a medium size bowl, add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Whisk the dry ingredients together.  Set aside.
  • For the Cookie Dough- In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. 
  • To the bowl with the butter mixture, add molasses and egg, and beat until creamy.  
  • To the bowl with the butter mixture, slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time while using a hand mixture on slow speed. 
  • To the cookie dough, with a large sturdy spoon, stir in the diced apples. 
  • Rolling the Cookie Dough Balls - In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and set aside.  
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and set them onto a large plate. 
  • Roll each dough ball in granulated sugar and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet pan (in batches)
  • Baking the Cookies - Bake in a preheated oven until the cookies start to show "cracks" on the top (about 10 minutes).
  • Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack and let cool before serving.
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4 Comments

  1. Oh wow, these look so amazing and I adore molasses! Gorgeous 🙂

  2. Omigosh! These sound sooo good! I haven’t had molasses cookies in a long, long, time and they were my mom’s recipe. Unfortunately, she passed away before I could learn it, so I’ll have to give these a try! Thank you!

    xx

    • Hi Nicole, I hope you like them! I’m sure they won’t be as good as your mom’s were but hopefully a close second.