Soft and fluffy pumpkin molasses cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

Soft and fluffy pumpkin molasses cookies with a sweet sugar coating. A fun Fall cookie recipe the entire family is guaranteed to love!
Prep Time3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time3 hrs 21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 6 plus


  • 1/2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C granulated sugar divided
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 C molasses
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 C all purpose flour


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, beating until just combined. Mix in pumpkin puree and molasses, followed by spices, salt and baking soda. Scrape the bowl as needed. Add flour, mixing until combined well and no streaks remain. Chill dough for 3-4 hours. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and shape dough into smooth balls. Roll in remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place sugar coated dough balls on prepared baking sheet, spaced at least 2-inches apart. Chill remaining dough in refrigerator until ready to bake.
  • Bake for 11 minutes. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. 


Recipe yields roughly 2 dozen cookies.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel