White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

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A perfectly soft molasses cookie recipe is essential for the holidays, but these white chocolate molasses cookies take things to a whole new level.

 

A perfectly soft molasses cookie recipe is essential for the holidays, but these white chocolate molasses cookies take things to a whole new level. 

 

That’s right folks, these are not your typical holiday molasses cookie. I know that this is a pretty popular cookie, molasses or ginger snap for this time of year, but that does not mean that it has to be completely traditional. These white chocolate molasses cookies are actually an adapted recipe from my dad’s side of the family and is over 150 years old!

 

A soft and spicy molasses cookie is perfect for the holiday season, but do you know what I really love? It's a white chocolate stuffed molasses cookie ohsweetbasil.com

 

I’ve been holding onto this recipe since I got it from my aunt last year just so that I could share it at the right time of year with all of you. Which is why I jumped at teaming up with the Ohio Poultry Association to bring you a fun “Take a Bite of My State Cookie EGGS-change” where we all are chatting about our state’s cookie.

 

 

My mom would slave away in the kitchen baking the holiday recipes that had been passed down through the generations like this one just so we could deliver them to neighbors and families that my parents would find who were in need. Often the treats to those families included a little extra cash, gifts or toys for the kids.

 

A soft and spicy molasses cookie is perfect for the holiday season, but do you know what I really love? It's a white chocolate stuffed molasses cookie ohsweetbasil.com

 

In fact, sometimes my dad would even dress up as Santa so that the families wouldn’t know who he was when he dropped off the goodies. This white chocolate molasses cookies recipe is one we can use to pass on the same tradition which means that I feel like I should to as my mom did and teach my children. It’s hard sometimes. Some of the cookie dough got so squished and squashed that the white chocolate was sticking out everywhere and it looked like quite the mess but I’m so grateful for the memory of helping a 3 year old discover the magic of cookies.

 

A soft and spicy molasses cookie is perfect for the holiday season, but do you know what I really love? It's a white chocolate stuffed molasses cookie ohsweetbasil.com

 

White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

 

White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

A perfectly soft molasses cookie recipe is essential for the holidays, but these white chocolate molasses cookies take things to a whole new level.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, shortening or lard (we usually do half and half)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • white chocolate baking melts found by the chocolate chips or in kitchen stores like Orson Gygi SEE NOTE*
  • Sugar for rolling the dough

Directions:

  1. In a standing mixer add the shortening and sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the egg and molasses and beat again until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, seasonings, salt and baking soda.
  4. Turn the mixer back on and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Mix well and cover tightly with saran wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  7. Using heaping tablespoons, flatten a little dough in your hand and place two baking melts in the dough.
  8. Roll the dough around the chocolate and roll in the sugar.
  9. Place on a baking sheet and either wrap with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake or bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!

If you cannot find the baking melts you can buy the white almond bark and chop into small chunks and use that.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 32 cookies, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 113 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5.1g
  • Cholesterol: 5.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 8.4g
  • Protein: 1.2g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

A perfectly soft molasses cookie recipe is essential for the holidays, but these white chocolate molasses cookies take things to a whole new level.

This cookie recipe actually spent a little time in Utah and since Utah is huge, and I mean HUGE about the holidays, neighbor treats and goodies and spreading the Holiday cheer I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to tell you all about this bomb diggity cookie that I made even better. Our family has always and will always be about the holiday treats. And make sure you check out the cookies from the exchange, there’s Aimee from Shugary Sweets, Tanya from Lemons for Lulu who brought Buckeye Brownie Cookies, Megan from Country Cleaver, Laurie of Simply Scratch, and Julianne of Beyond Frosting with Maple Sugar Cookies.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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15 comments on “White Chocolate Molasses Cookies”

  1. Pingback: White Chocolate Cherry Pudding Cookies - melissassouthernstylekitchen.com

  2. My goodness, these look yum!

  3. These sound perfect!

  4. These look delicious, I want to make them for my neighbor treat trays. The video shows butter, the recipe says shortening or lard. Just wanted to make sure that butter will work.

  5. I’ve got to try molasses! These look yum!

  6. this looks like an interesting recipe to add to my cookie baking this holiday season. thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh wow, these look addicting! Molasses & white chocolate sounds so appealing right now 🙂

  8. I would love a few of these right now with my evening tea! Love the combination of molasses and white chocolate! Pinned!

  9. Carrian,
    These look so yummy. I’m usually a chocolate fan but I’ll have to make an exception and make these cookies sometime over the Christmas bread!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Karen

  10. Is that a 1/4 c. of lard? These sound good and I want to make some before the next snow storm.

  11. Wow! These look perfect, Carrian! The combo of white chocolate and molasses sounds so good!