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Bourbon Molasses Cookies #ChristmasCookiesWeek

Bourbon Molasses Cookies are a soft, chewy cookie. The molasses and brown sugar make it chewy and it's filled with spices such as cinnamon, ginger and allspice for a rich flavor. The bourbon adds a hint of nuttiness to the cookies and they're rolled in sugar before baking for a gorgeous crinkled cookie look.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigeration Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 231 kcal


  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoon bourbon
  • 4 ⅔ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookie dough in


  • Combine the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs to the stand mixer. Once incorporated, add in the molasses and bourbon.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture to the stand mixer and mix until a soft dough is formed.
  • Transfer the dough to a large sheet of wax paper, roll up and refrigerate for 5 hours or up to 3 days.
  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Add granulated sugar to a small bowl.
  • Roll out the dough (it will be sticky) into golf-ball sized balls. Roll the dough balls into the sugar, coating entirely and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are cracked on top.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Dough must be refrigerated for at least 5 hours before baking.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3.1gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 261mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 19.8g

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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