Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

All right, this is another cookie recipe that was given to me. I mean, I did some upgrades to it like I always do—I just can’t leave well enough alone. Now they’ve become Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies. But yes, this molasses cookie was definitely given to me by a co-worker. I remember walking into the break room and seeing a tub of these cookies, and reaching my hand in only to devour its contents in mere seconds. (It was year-end and I might have been eating my feelings). Even still—I had to find out “WHO BROUGHT THOSE ?”!

I finally found the creator of these most delicious, flavorful, soft, and healing cookies. (Yes, these cookies can now heal). Adam had brought the molasses cookies that changed my life forever. He has the same love for cooking and baking as me, and so of course it was Adam. He graciously gave me the recipe and I’ve made them every Christmas ever since.

Now they have morphed into these Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies. You won’t be able to keep your mitts off of them! They are the only way to cookie this Christmas. Chai Sugar is my number one right now. I got the idea from Half Baked Harvest when she coated a pumpkin cookie in chai sugar. GENIUS. And so, Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies were invented.

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

My mom never made molasses cookies growing up, so I’ve had years of remiss. Ginger snaps, yes, since they are my dad’s favorite cookie, but no molasses cookies to speak of. It’s probably why I like them so much, because they are so unique. Plus, as you guys can tell by now, I really, really, really love a soft cookie. They are the heroine in most of my blog posts.

In my opinion, all cookies are easy and simple to execute, so don’t be intimidated by this one! Really and truly. I usually whip up this dough, and then bring it along with the sugar to the coffee table, and roll and dip away. Give it a whirl and tell me how you are able to not eat seven of these cookies at a time. I’d appreciate it.

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai-Sugared Molasses Cookies

Chai Sugared Molasses Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 38 Cooking Time: 11-12 minutes


  • Chai Sugar
  • 1 cup all natural sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In a small bowl, thoroughly mix together the ingredients for the chai sugar and set aside.


Cream the butter, molasses and sugar together in a standing mixer. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to beat until fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture. Beat until the dough comes together.


Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the cookie dough ball into the chai sugar until evenly covered and place on a parchment-lined (or use silicone mat) cookie sheet.


Place in the preheated oven and bake for 11-12 minutes.

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  • Reply
    Kristi P.
    December 8, 2016 at 10:19 am

    These look amazing! I don’t see where to add the molasses in, is it during the creaming of the butter and sugar? I want to make them this weekend, yum!

    • Reply
      Karlee Flores
      December 8, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Awesome, Kristi! I’m so excited! I can’t wait for you to try them. Yes, with the butter. I just moderated the recipe so it will give you the right directions now:)

  • Reply
    Kristi P.
    December 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Well. I couldn’t wait until the weekend. I made them tonight, and oh my gosh they are AMAZING! And so simple to make!

  • Reply
    December 14, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Love the idea of the chai sugar! I live in a high-altitude city, and I always have problems with cookies and molasses, but these cookies look like they are worth the effort

    • Reply
      Karlee Flores
      December 14, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Obsession level 10 with the Chai sugar right now! Oh yes, they might be worth a try;) Let me know if they turn out!

  • Reply
    December 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    these cookies look so so good! and i just LOVE all those cookie crinkles! Xx

    • Reply
      Karlee Flores
      December 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Ah, Thank you Thalia! The crinkles are my favorite part too!

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