Chewy Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies

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Perfectly chewy molasses cookies with just the right amount of vanilla and spice. You’re going to want to add these Chewy Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies to your holiday baking list! GUEST POST: Recipe by LilaLoa

Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies #BringtheCOOKIES

Hello all my new friends!! We are friends, aren’t we? I mean that whole “Any friend of Katrina’s is a friend of mine” thing is legit right? Because if we’re not friends, things are going to get a little bit awkward around here when Katrina finds out. Would it help if I introduce myself? I’m Georganne and I blog over at LilaLoa. I make cookies pretty much every day of my life. It’s what I do.

I don’t normally get to make super fun delicious cookies like these white chocolate chip molasses cookies though. I normally just make regular type delicious cookies. And mostly those cookies end up looking like something besides a cookie. So you can imagine that being part of Katrina’s sparkly blog and her annual cookie event is kind of a highlight of my whole blogging year.

Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies #BringtheCOOKIES

And now that we are really, truly friends, I can also tell you that I brought you a present. It’s these cookies. You get the best of both worlds – festive and seasonal molasses cookies with the comfort and child appeal of the white chocolate chips. Everyone wins. Especially me. Because I love them. And now I have lots of them at my house. And if you wanted to make just dozens of them and have them at your house too, I would be cool with that.

Katrina — Thanks for giving me an excuse to make these! And for sharing all your friends with me. They are fantastic!

Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies #BringtheCOOKIES

Chewy Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies

Perfectly chewy molasses cookies with just the right amount of vanilla and spice. Add these Chewy Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies to your holiday baking list!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate or vanilla chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream butter, shortening, and both sugars together in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add molasses and egg and mix well. Stir in baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Add flour one cup at a time, stirring until combined.
  • Add the white chocolate or vanilla chips last, mixing by hand.
  • Drop the cookie dough by rounded spoonful onto a well greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° F for 8-10 minutes. 

A new cookie recipe every day in December- a virtual blogger cookie swap!

This post is part of our Third Annual I’ll Bring the COOKIES Virtual Blogger Cookie Swap. Be sure to check back here every day in December leading up to Christmas where some of the best bloggers will be sharing their favorite cookie recipe! You can also follow along Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ with the hashtag #BringtheCOOKIES. Thank you to OXO for being our exclusive #BringtheCOOKIES sponsor.  Be sure to visit Georganne’s blog, LilaLoa to enter a sweet OXO Baking Prize Pack

More delicious cookie recipes from Georganne:

NO CHILL Gingerbread Roll Out Cookies

Baby it’s Cold Outside – Decorated Cookies

Christmas Stockings – Decorated Cookies

- Katrina

19 Responses to “Chewy Vanilla Chip Molasses Cookies”

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Hi Georganne and Katrina! These cookies look unbelievably good!! I am a complete fool for molasses and white chocolate/vanilla chip together.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    oooooh I love the combo of vanilla and molasses!! So comforting!

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    Barbara F — December 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Mmmm…these look yumilicious! And it just so happens that I already have all the ingredients on hand. And a day off tomorrow. Can’t wait for the first chewy bite. Thank you, ladies, for feeding (one of) my favorite addictions!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Cookies everyday? Oh, you’re my kind of gal. These cookies look all sorts of wonderful. Pinned.

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      Katrina Bahl — December 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Yes she is my kind of friend too! Seriously! Cookies for life! 🙂

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    Georganne — December 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Katrina — Thank you so much for letting me be part of your cookie party!!

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      Katrina Bahl — December 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      Thank YOU for bringing the cookies! ♥

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    [email protected] — December 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    So inviting!! These are going on the cookie exchange list!

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      Katrina Bahl — December 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Sommer- stop back and let us know how you loved them 🙂

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    K.C. — December 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Making these right now. Can’t wait to see how they turn out. Thanks for sharing!!

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      Katrina Bahl — December 13, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      Great! Stop back and let us know how you liked them.

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    Sue {munchkin munchies} — December 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    These look so chewy and delicious!

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    Adrienne — December 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Katrina, these look awesome. What is the yield of this recipe? I plan to make them and want to be sure I don’t make too many or not enough.

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      Katrina Bahl — December 18, 2013 at 9:11 am

      I just spoke with Georganne and she said 3 dozen 2″ cookies. Thanks!

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    Meredith — December 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    These cookies are cooling on my counter as I type this…and they’ll be on my list of “must make” projects for every coming Christmas. Although I think they’re yummy, their rise to this status isn’t because of how they taste. It’s because my house smells ABSOLUTELY AMAZING right now! It’s like Christmas wrapped in a grandmother’s hug and covered in home. 🙂

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    Anne — December 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    These are so good!! Just made up a batch. These will be a repeat for sure!!

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    Becky — December 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    These look delicious, but my fam does not like nutmeg, Would you increase the allspice/cinnamon or both evenly?

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    Bullmastiffmom — March 6, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Ok, so I just found this recipe today on Pinterest. Idk why it took me so long to come across it. I made these today and what a hit they are. My Husband and son can’t stop raving about them. They are absolutely delicious. The flavors are out of this world between the molasses and cinnamon and brown sugar, and you can’t forget bout the yummy white chocolate chips, which btw I did not skimp on at all. I actually used a little more than a cup and a half , prob close to 2 cups lol. The only thing I did that was not in the recipe was add a small bag of Heath pieces, not the chocolate ones, just the the little toffee pieces. It gave the cookies a great extra flavor and little sticky,crunchy bites which were great with the white chocolate chips. I will definitely be making these over and over again and definitely when I am having company. They look and taste professionally made. Thanks so much!!! YUM!

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    Susie — February 27, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I just made these cookies and made them according to the recipe with one cup of vanilla chips. Although the flavor is good I was not happy with the end product. The dough did not hold together well, was a little stiff and crumbly before baking and they did not flatten out very well while baking. I think if I were to make these again in the future I would use two eggs instead of one and I think I would end up with a better product.

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