Honey Molasses Cookies

Soft, moist and delicious, these Honey Molasses Cookies will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth without adding a lot of sugar.

An overhead view of three stacks of Honey Molasses Cookies on a square plate that is drizzled with chocolate syrup

These Honey Molasses Cookies get their sweet taste from a combination of molasses, a touch of honey and a little brown sugar.

Scoop the batter into little balls and roll them in a mixture of ground ginger and sugar.

Rolling Honey Molasses Cookie dough balls into ground ginger and sugar mixture in a bowl

After the cookies baked and I took them out of the oven, I used a spatula to flatten the cookies just a bit.

Pressing down Honey Molasses Cookies with a spatula on a baking sheet

Soft, moist and delicious, these Honey Molasses Cookies will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth without adding a lot of sugar.

A closeup of two stacks of three Honey Molasses Cookies on a plate that is drizzled with chocolate syrup


Honey Molasses Cookies

These Honey Molasses Cookies are full of flavor, lightly sweet and packed with wonderful spices. A healthier alternative to traditional Molasses cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 dozen cookies
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger + 1 teaspoon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the canola oil together.
  • Add the brown sugar, honey, molasses and vanilla and continue mixing.
  • Slowly add in the eggs and mix.
  • In another large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, 2 1/4 teaspoons of the ginger, the cloves and the cinnamon. Blend with a wire whisk.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix until the dough is well blended.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon ginger.
  • Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the cookie batter and roll the dough into a ball using your hands.
  • Drop the cookie dough ball into the bowl of sugar and ginger and coat the dough ball with the sugar mixture.
  • Place the coated balls of cookie dough about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven.
  • Lightly press each cookie with a flat spatula to remove any excess air.
  • Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

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