Molasses Spice Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 30 cookies (2 1/2 dozen)


These Molasses Spice Cookies feature the traditional flavors of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses and white chocolate adds an extra taste delight to this delicious treat.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts


COMBINE flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and molasses. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until slightly firm.

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

ROLL dough into 1-inch balls; roll in nuts. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


by L. Lucille , Concord, NH on Dec. 2011

If you like spice cookies, you'll love these. My husband and I sampled these right out of the oven and had all we could do not to eat them all at once! They are delicious!

Tastes and scents of the season

by M. Marsan , Green Bay, WI on Oct. 2009

These cookies are awesome!! The flavors blend so well. You can actually taste the spices and the molasses clearly. The texture is also wonderful!! My new favorite cookie and super, super easy!!!

such a good combination

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Apr. 2007

This is so very good the molasses and the spice really makes the a rich cookie. also so easy to make too. My dad just love this one.


by B. Brenda , Sparks, NV on Nov. 2006

This is a delicious combination of flavors

Easy to make!

by D. Dawn , MANTECA, CA on Oct. 2006

I really like the taste of molasses and ginger, so these were very good. Easy to make, bake and even easier to eat! I omitted the nuts on the outside because some of my relatives cannot eat nuts and they were delicious without them.

Molasses Spice cookies

by D. DOTTIE , DIXON, KY on Oct. 2006

I just love these cookies, but then again I love any thing that has molasses in it. I made these for my grandson and he just loved them. Now when ever he comes over he wants his moasses ice ooies (but then again he only three years old.)

A Big Hit!

by M. MaryAnn , TN on Feb. 2006

I made these and took them to my weekly Bible Study group. They were so impressed they want me to bring the recipe to them! It actually made more that the recipe called for so I had enough to send to my son who lives in Orlando to have a "little bit of home". They are totally scrumptious!

A Great Cookie At Anytime of the Year!!

by D. DEBBIE , FRESNO, CA on Jan. 2006

This cookie taste great!!! Very easy to make and a great taste not just during the holidays. Try it you'll love it also!

Old fashioned taste

by J. Jewell , HAVILAND, OH on Dec. 2005

I made these cookies for my husband since his mom used to and is no longer with us. He says they taste the same. They stay moist. I didn't use the chips or the nuts (his preferences) and I rolled the dough in sugar before baking. This recipe is adaptable and very good.


by S. , Newnan, GA on Dec. 2005

These cookies are a family favorite around the holidays! My father absolutly loves these and I don't think I could make it through Christmas without making them for him! You have to try these - they are wonderful!