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These Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies are thick, soft, and chewy in the middle with a crisp sugary exterior. They might just become a new holiday favorite!

Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Additional sugar (sparkling or granulated) for rolling/ sprinkling


  1. In a large stand mixer, cream butter, sugar, egg, molasses, and peanut butter together on medium speed with the paddle attachment until completely combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cloves, cinnamon, and baking soda. On low speed, gradually mix the dry ingredients into the batter until a dough forms. Cover and chill 1-2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Scoop dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons each*), roll them in granulated sugar or sprinkle course sparkling sugar on top, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet (6-8 cookies per sheet).
  5. Bake for 11-14 minutes. The top will be crackled and the center slightly wet. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.


*These are large cookies. If you would like smaller cookies, you can use less dough and decrease the baking time slightly.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 201
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 210mg
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg