Peanut Butter & Molasses Cookies-Small Batch

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"A small batch recipe. 1 cookie per serving."

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (24.7 g)
  • Calories 100.8
  • Total Fat - 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 136.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.4 g
  • Protein - 2.2 g
  • Calcium - 13.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to 325° Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Get out a cookie sheet and line it with a piece of parchment paper.

Step 3

Mix the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a large bowl.

Step 4

Get another large bowl. Add the brown sugar, peanut butter, and the butter. Beat together until light and creamy, for approximately 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5

Next, beat in the egg yolk. Then beat in the molasses and vanilla.

Step 6

Beat in the flour mixture a little at a time. It will be very, very crumbly. Keep beating for 3 to 5 more minutes. It will still look crumbly when done beating.

Step 7

You need to make 1 1/2 inch balls. Because it's crumbly, just squeeze into a ball shape with your hands. You won't be able to roll it in your hands like you may with other does.

Step 8

Bake these for 10 to 12 minutes. The tops should be firm and cracked. The middles will be soft.

Step 9

Transfer to a cooling rack when they are done cooking.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These cookies are so tasty and easy to prepare...they weren't overwhelming with peanut butter flavor...I loved that it makes a small worked perfect for my Christmas cookie gift box for a few friends and I had some leftover for our cookie dish...yum...thanks for sharing your recipe...

review by:
(27 Dec 2021)


I like how these cookies don't have a lot of fat considering the low amount of butter. The molasses and spices provide the perfect balance of spice and the peanut butter is in the middle ground. These made my cup of tea much more enjoyable. Thanks so much, WAIGEN, for sharing. Made it for FYC

review by:
(21 Dec 2021)