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Chai Spice Molasses Cookies

Chai Spice Molasses Cookies have that wonderful depth of flavor from the molasses and the wonderful spice of chai. These would pair with Hot Chocolate so well.

First let’s talk about Chai. It was created by a king in India. It being created in India makes sense because India is the Land of Spices. Some of our world history happened because of the spices in India. The king created it as a healing Ayurvedic drink. Ayurvedic is one of the world’s oldest healing systems using food as medicine.

Some of the benefits you could see from Chai are boosting heart healthy, improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and is rich in antioxidants. 
Looking for just Chai Spice? We have that too. 
Now let’s talk about about molasses cookies. The origin of molasses cookies comes from a man named Uncle Joe in Marblehead, Mass. Uncle Joe made molasses cookies and the locals called them Joe Froggers because Uncle Joe lived by a frog pond and the cookies looked like the fat dark frogs. 
Molasses is by-product of making sugar from sugar cane. It seems all the health benefits are left behind in the molasses. Molasses contains iron, selenium, and copper. Molasses is good for your bones.
So basically these Chai Spice Molasses Cookies are health food. 
Looking for more Christmas Cookies? We have a great round-up of The Best Christmas Cookies.
Yield: Makes 2 dozen Cookies

Chai Spice Molasses Cookies

Chai Spice Molasses Cookies

Chai Spice Molasses Cookies have that wonderful depth of flavor from the molasses and the wonderful spice of chai. These would pair with Hot Chocolate so well.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 26 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp chai spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened or room temp
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses

Chai Sugar for rolling dough


  1. Mix together flour, chai spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using your stand mixer with paddle attachment or hand mixer, blend together brown sugar, shortening and butter. You want it to be fluffy.
  3. Add egg and blend until combined.
  4. Mix in molasses. Blend until combined.
  5. Slowly add in dry ingredient mixture. Mix until combined.
  6. Place dough in refrigerator. Chill for at least 4 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350.
  8. Combine the Chai Spice and the sugar.
  9. Make cookie dough balls using a #40 dasher (medium scoop).
  10. Roll dough in chai spice and sugar mixture. Place on sheet pan.
  11. Bake in oven 11-13 minutes. You want the edge firm but the center still soft.
  12. Remove from oven and cool.
  13. Enjoy.


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Liz Rutger

Monday 15th of November 2021

These tasted just like Ginger snaps! Really good!

Steven Hatch

Monday 15th of November 2021

Oh! I love these cookies!!! Kerry brought a plate of these into the office. I had to leave to keep from eating more than I should! Of course I had one one in my hand as I left.

Fun balance of old-time traditional flavors without being too sweet. I highly recommend you give them a try. :)

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