Cocoa-Molasses Drop Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins

This recipe was part of a few hundred recipes my Aunt had collected from friends and family over the years. It caught my attention because I questioned how chocolate and molasses would team together. As I finished the dough and tasted it I knew I had come across a very unique and wonderful combination. I couldn't wait until they were baked. They were even better. Try adding a vanilla glaze to the top of the cookies and pipe it on in thin lines. It makes them pretty and even tastier!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until it is light
  3. Add the molasses and egg; beating until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the baking powder and the cocoa to the creamed mixture; then add the flour.
  5. Pipe the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet in mounds a little larger than a quarter.
  6. Bake 9 minutes or until set.
  7. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Drizzle a Vanilla glaze in thin lines over the top of each cookie.
  9. For Vanilla Glaze: Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl until mixture is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla. Makes ½ cup.
Most Helpful

1 5

These cookies were very soft, falling apart on me. too much molasses flavor with the cocoa. I did not like the mix. I thought I would. Sorry :(

5 5

YUM! These remind me of Russell Stover molasses chews. They are a sophisticated cookie and pack in quite a punch using minimal amounts of ingredients. I added 1/4 tsp salt to offset the molasses. This is now one of my cookie favorites- quite special. My teenagers loved them.

5 5

Excellent cookies. Nice short recipe list which didnt include baking soda as i was out. The taste was remarkably great. Not too sweet at all but definitly not lacking in flavor. Texture was soft and chewey. I made two batches; one with the cocoa and one without. Both were excellent. Used all organic ingredients and found the recipe to be very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing!