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Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Recipe

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

These soft caramel molasses cookies are the best ginger molasses cookies that you will ever taste. The recipe is not only delicious but also totally easy to make!

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These soft molasses cookies are some of my absolute favorites! The creamy vanilla frosting and caramel drizzle combo is to die for, seriously.

I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these. I added animal cracker cookies to these ones, making them perfect for a kids party, baby shower or gifting to the animal cracker lover in your life!

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

This soft molasses cookie recipe is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. Start with unsalted butter, granulated sugar, all purpose flour and a dollop of blackstrap molasses.

Be sure to check out some of my other cookie recipes like these: Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies, Cookie Monster Cookies or this Chocolate Oreo Cookie Recipe.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

This Animal Cracker Cookie Recipe is totally fun for kids to make and eat with the adorable addition of exotic animal cookies on top. Of course, for an exclusive adult version that is still delicious, just leave off the crackers.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Process

How to make these chewy molasses cookies:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Duncan Hynes vanilla frosting
  • 12 Werther’s soft caramels
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • ½ cup animal cracker cookies (optional)
Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Ingredients

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Dough

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add egg and dark molasses and continue to mix on low speed.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly and combine until a soft dough forms.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Process

5. Drop 8 to 10 large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave at least 2″ between the cookie dough balls.

Tip: I like to use a large cookie scoop for this.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Process

6. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until the center is set. Place on a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool quickly.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Process

7. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag with 1A tip and cover each cookie with the icing.

Tip: a plastic bag with the tip cut off works too!

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Caramel

8. In a medium bowl combine caramels and cream.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Caramel

9. Melt the caramels in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until a smooth caramel sauce is created.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Process

10. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cookies.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Process

11. Top each cookie with an animal cracker (optional).

For chewier, softer cookies simply adjust the baking time and take the cookies out of the oven one minute sooner. Just be sure to allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

How to store these delicious cookies:

Store these sweet treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container at room temperature for a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

This recipe makes about 8 large cookies with crisp edges, a chewy center and vanilla frosting. Not only do they look delicious, they taste amazing too!

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

If you are a fan of molasses be sure to check out my Chewy Gingersnap Cookies and Gingerbread Cake Recipe. These chewy ginger molasses cookies rival those easy recipes for being a ginger themed holiday favorite.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

I love the caramel drizzle combined with vanilla frosting – I could put that stuff on everything! This soft cookie with it’s amazing chewy cookie texture does not last long in the cookie jar, let me let you.

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

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Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

These would be so fun for a child’s zoo or wildlife themed birthday party! This great recipe is super easy to make and totally delicious.

Soft Molasses Cookie Recipe

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Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

These soft caramel molasses cookies are the best ginger molasses cookies that you will ever taste. The recipe is not only delicious but also totally easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Duncan Hynes vanilla frosting
  • 12 Werther's soft caramels
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • ½ cup animal cracker cookies (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add egg and dark molasses and continue to mix on low speed.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly and combine until a soft dough forms.

5. Drop 8 to 10 large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave at least 2" between the cookie dough balls.

6. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until the center is set. Place on a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool quickly.

7. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag with 1A tip and cover each cookie with the icing.

8. In a medium bowl combine caramels and cream.

9. Melt the caramels in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until a smooth caramel sauce is created.

10. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cookies.

11. Top each cookie with an animal cracker (optional).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 3g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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