Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy molasses cookies rolled in a sparkling sugar to make the perfect holiday cookie!

Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies

Post holiday greetings! I tried out a few new cookie recipes this year. It was a mixed bag of awesome cookies with a few dud recipes. I’ll be sharing the great ones here at the blog.

First up are these oh so cute Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies, which I found at Mountain Mama Cooks. Kelley calls them the “Perfect Molasses Cookie,” and I would have to agree, they are perfect!

Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies

To get them nice and ‘sparkly,’ be sure to use coarse sugar, like the Turbinado sugar I used. If you absolutely couldn’t get your hands on some, regular sugar would work but it won’t be nearly as pretty or noticeable in the finished product. It is worth picking up a bag for this recipe. Enjoy!

Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies

Sparkling Chewy Molasses Cookies

Servings: 36 cookies
5 from 1 vote
Chewy molasses cookies rolled in a sparkling sugar to make the perfect holiday cookie!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups regular flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • Approx 1 to 2 cups of coarse sugar I used Turbinado sugar which is a light tan color


  • Preheat the oven to 350-f degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the oil, sugar, molasses and eggs together.
  • Stir in the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Shape dough into balls, or using a 1.5 Tbsp. cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough. Roll in the coarse sugar.
  • Bake on parchment lined pans for 10 minutes, taking care not to over bake. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to the counter. Store room temperature in a Ziploc bag or in a Tupperware container.


Note: High altitude baking adjustments ā€“ Use 1 3/4 cups sugar and 1 Tablespoon baking soda.
Sugar used for rolling the cookies is not included in the nutritional information.


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 192mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Don’t forget to pin this recipe for laterMention @jamhandsblog on Pinterest and let me know how it turned out!

Recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks

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  1. I followed your recipe and they came out perfectly!!! They are so pretty Iā€™m concerned my family will think I bought them!! I kept my dough cool in the fridge as I made them. Will definitely make these again!