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

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 :(

^_^Elizabeth^_^ October 13, 2008

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.

montemarg December 09, 2007

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!

jennifer in new jersey October 24, 2007