Image of Cocoa-Dusted Molasses Snickerdoodles Recipe

Cocoa-Dusted Molasses Snickerdoodles Recipe

Image of Cocoa-Dusted Molasses Snickerdoodles Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 24 cookies
  • An old-fashioned favorite gets an updated twist with the addition of Grandmas® Original Molasses. Soft in the center with a bit of crunch around the edges, and just enough spice to perk up your tastebuds, these cookies will surely be a new holiday favorite.


  • 1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Spice Islands® Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C. Grandma’s® Original Molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tbsp. raw or turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 C. cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt until well blended. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add molasses and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed until incorporated and no dry flour remains.
  7. In a small dish, mix raw sugar together with cocoa powder and cinnamon until well blended.
  8. Drop dough by the tablespoonful into sugar mixture, rolling until completely coated. (Dough will be sticky, but the sugar mixture should keep it from sticking to your hands.).
  9. Arrange on non-stick or parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between cookies. Repeat with remaining dough.
  10. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until cookies are just set on top and bottoms are lightly golden brown.
  11. Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Cookies will keep, stored in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.