24 molasses recipes, from expected classics to sweet surprises


Molasses is an ingredient that keeps on giving. No matter how carefully you think you scratched the pot, try straightening it out and turning it over a day later – you’ll see that another 1/4 cup has built up. These are endless breadsticks, molasses edition. Here, we embrace it in two dozen different recipes. Most of these recipes satisfy the sweet tooth in the form of sandwich cookies, Bundt cakes, and bars, but holidays are made for giving, so we also have a few tasty recipes that might surprise you.

1. Spicy black molasses sugar cookie with gingers

“These cookies are spicy, sweet and high in molasses. Be careful not to overcook the cookie and you will have a soft center that will melt in your mouth. For more spice and bite, add diced candied ginger to the dough. “writes the recipe developer TasteFood.

2. Ginger biscuits

Before we get into the recipes that make you say, “I didn’t know I could use molasses for this,” we need to talk about gingerbread cookies. You know them and you love them, but Ella Quittner developed this recipe using a multitude of spices which she says provide “maximum comfort”.

3. The spiciest gingerbread

What does it take to create what food editor Emma Laperruque has dubbed the gingerest gingerbread? A cup of very strong ginger beer (the good one), two tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and ¼ cup of ground ginger. Should do the trick, right?

4. Triple Ginger Chocolate Chunk Cookies

When I worked for Martha Stewart, these chocolate ginger cookies from former food editor Susan Spungen were a legend. They’re like the best chocolate chip cookie and the best gingerbread cookie, all wrapped in a sugar-coated treat.

5. Gooey Gingerbread S’mores Bars

Missing the smoky and sweet flavor of the beloved summer campfire treat? The base is a classic gingerbread bar, topped with chocolate and marshmallows, which melts when the bars bake.

6. Rose Levy Beranbaum Sugar Butter Molasses Cookies

The queen of cookies (and really, all things baking), these molasses cookies from Rose Levy Beranbaum have the perfect texture: a little chewy and a little crunchy, with lots of spicy nutty flavor to boot.

seven. Demon Cake

Our editors call it “a dense, heavily spiced ginger cake, sweetened with molasses and dark apples and molasses. Not for the faint of heart (though the title might tell you that); serious ginger and apple lovers. gingerbread cheer, however. “

8. Oatmeal Oatmeal Cream Pies

The reason we love molasses so much is that it offers both great flavor and great texture; these sandwich cookies are proof of its magic.

9. Gluten Free Carrot Cake

The first ingredient will give you a double take: mayonnaise. Trust us (and trust recipe developer Kristina Vanni), it works, producing a denser, wetter crumb.

ten. Sylvia Thompson’s Fresh Ginger Cake

A light molasses and four hot ground spices (white pepper, cloves, nutmeg and ginger) lend a festive flavor to every bite of this sponge cake.

11. Kim-Joy’s Ginger, Pecan and Salted Caramel Cake

“The ginger flavor of this cake comes from both the ground ginger and the stem ginger, so there’s a strong underlying ginger current, and as a bonus you sometimes get a burst of a piece of ginger in it.” rod. will definitely want to go back for a few seconds, ”writes Kim-Joy, recipe developer and former Great British Bake-Off.

12. Cornmeal molasses buns

Upgrade the bread basket at dinner any night of the week with these richer, sweeter buns.

13. Grandmother Bohlmann’s Pfeffernusse

So many people have a recipe that reminds them of their grandmother’s cooking. To me it’s corn casserole and chocolate cake, but for recipe maker Mary Beth, it’s those bite-sized spice cookies.

14. Monkey bread (ginger)

Neither too sweet nor too spicy, this cake is best enjoyed early in the morning with a cup of coffee. In fact, it’s been voted your all-time favorite vacation breakfast recipe.

15. 5 Ingredient Molasses Cookie

It literally doesn’t get any easier than this gluten free cookie recipe.

16. Star anise milk

You only need three ingredients – whole milk, molasses, and star anise – to brew a cup of this warming milk that’s touted for its anti-inflammatory benefits.

17. Brandy Snaps

These cookies with delicate toppings are perfect for wrapping and distributing during the holiday season, thanks in part to their molasses and ginger paste.

18. Wet Bottom Shoofly Pie

I have had a 15 year love affair with the shoofly pie since I first tried it on a family trip to Lancaster County. I only eat it occasionally but when I do it’s my favorite type of pie. I’m not sure why I don’t eat it more often, but this recipe is about to change that for me.

19. Blackbird bread

Four and Twenty Blackbirds is a Brooklyn-based pie shop known for their pies (you guessed it!). Salted Caramel Apple Chess Pie tops the list of their ridiculously popular flavors, but an underrated treat is this Quick Molasses Hazelnut Bread, the recipe for which we have.

20. Salted Caramel Whoopie Pies

A little molasses is used for the soft cookie part of these whoopie pies – and then a little more is used for the salty and creamy topping because, why not?

21. Vegan dark chocolate and gingerbread cookies

Who knew that Karlie Kloss – model, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and champion of STEM programs for young girls – was also a superstar baker? These gingerbread cookies, filled with lightly sweet chocolate ganache, are inspired by his popular recipe.

22. Gingerbread ice cream

If you’re struggling to figure out a scoop of fresh candy during one of the coldest months of the year, this festive ginger ice cream should help.

23.3 Layer Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Eggnog Frosting and Candied Cranberries

For a mind-blowing Christmas dessert, look no further than this moist and spicy gingerbread pound cake dripping with eggnog frosting and sprinkled with tangy candied cranberries.

24. Peanut Butter Cream Pie

You wouldn’t think of peanut butter and molasses as a natural pairing, but hey, opposites attract. Only ¼ cup is mixed with the peanut butter cream filling.


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