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Vegan Molasses Cookies -

Vegan Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Brittany Mueller
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Baking, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Chewy, rich and spicy vegan molasses cookies brimming with ginger and cinnamon.


  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp (7.5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml)  ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) vegan butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup (130 grams) dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) blackstrap or fancy molasses
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
  • raw sugar (for rolling)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. Mix well.
  3. In a larger bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Pour raw sugar into a bowl for rolling.
  6. Scoop cookie dough by the heaping tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll or press dough in raw sugar. Gently press each dough ball to flatten slightly. Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving at least 1 1/2" between cookies.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are cracked, puffy, and the edges appear cooked. Cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Once cool store in a sealed container.


For best results, make sure to measure your flour accurately! How to Measure Flour.

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