Peanut butter and molasses cookies recipe

Peanut Butter and Molasses Cookies

These cookies are full of daily and Christmassy flavors. What's more? Well, one cookie is only 96 calories.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword Low calories cookies, Peanut Butter and Molasses cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 cookies
Calories 96 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking


  • 40 g flour 1/3 cup
  • ½ baking powder
  • ½ Cinnamon
  • ¼ Ginger
  • ¼ Ground cloves
  • 22 g peanut butter 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • 15 g unsalted butter -room temperature- 1 tbsp
  • 33 g brown sugar 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • ¾ of one egg
  • 15 g molasses 1 tbsp


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line one cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

  3. In another bowl with a hand-mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the room temp butter and the peanut butter until just combined. Add the brown sugar and mix until well combined.

  4. Beat in the ¾ egg then beat in the molasses.

  5. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined (if it seems crumbly, add the rest of the egg until it forms a dough).

  6. You can put the dough in the fridge for 30 min; it will help the dough not to spread too much and you’ll still have cookies with a nice top.

  7. Using a cookie scoop or by hand, roll the dough into 20 g balls then place on the baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are firm and tops crack a bit. Let cool 5 minutes on the tray and watch them having cracks while the centre is extra fudgy.

Recipe Notes

*Leftovers can be kept 4 days in a container at room temperature and one week in the fridge.