Molasses Waffle Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Ginger cookies with molasses;  These easy ginger molasses cookies are made in a waffle iron and topped with chocolate frosting.

ginger-cookies-with-molassesIt’s fall, and I have a lot of cookie recipes planned to share with you.

A LOT.  So many, in fact, I was having trouble deciding which to share first.

I polled my Facebook fans… most of them voted for an eggnog cookie.  I polled my children… they voted for cookies I’ve already made.  I polled my friends… many of them suggested an apple pie cookie.

Oh, the decisions!

Here’s the thing.  I already made an Apple Pie Cookie.  Alright, the photos are pretty bad (practice makes perfect, right?) but the cookies are pretty good.  And I have ideas for eggnog cookies but I haven’t worked out the details yet.  And I don’t have any eggnog in the fridge today.  (If you’re having eggnog dessert cravings, I recommend these bars or these cookies.  Both excellent, if I do say so myself.)

Ultimately, the deciding factor was that my life got a little nuts.  I forget what it’s like when Robb leaves town.  My already crammed full schedule gets even worse, with no support from him.  It was lucky we had dinner this week, let alone cookies.

Molasses Waffle Iron Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies

Have you ever made cookies in the waffle iron?  Granted, you can only make 4 cookies at a time, but they cook quickly, and you don’t have to heat up your oven.

And the kids think it’s such a novelty to eat cookies that look like waffles.  What can I say?  I aim to please.

molasses cookies

There are plenty of fantastic blogs out there that create amazing, gourmet, complicated, from-scratch recipes.  I’m not one of them.  Let’s face it, life doesn’t always leave room for that kind of baking, and I really don’t have the personality for it either.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this about me, but I’m not exactly detail-oriented.

Therefore, I give you a recipe with a few ingredients, that can be hand mixed in a small bowl, and “baked” in a waffle iron in three minutes.  That’s the kind of blogger I am.

Also?  Molasses.  Because it’s fall.  Eggnog Cookies are up next, my friends.  Pinky swear.

More molasses recipes for you to enjoy:

Molasses Snickerdoodle recipeMolasses Snickerdoodles molasses barsMolasses Bars molasses-caramel-cookies-5Molasses Caramel Cookie


Molasses Waffle Cookies
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A ginger molasses cookie baked in a waffle iron, with chocolate frosting.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 8
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 T. butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 1 T. cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  1. Combine melted butter with brown sugar and molasses. Add eggs and mix well.
  2. Add spices, mix to incorporate.
  3. Add flour and mix well. It should form a heavy dough.
  4. Drop large balls of dough onto a heated waffle iron. Close waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes, until brown.
  5. FOR FROSTING: Combine all ingredients, stirring until smooth.
  6. Frost warm cookies immediately.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Nutella Waffle Cookies from Just a Taste
Pumpkin Waffle Cookies from Bittersweet Blog
Vanilla Bean Waffle Cookies from Kitchen Tested

ginger cookies with molasses

2 thoughts on “Molasses Waffle Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

  1. Paula watson

    I have not made these yet but I am looking forward to it! Would you recommend fresh ginger?? Or not?? If yes, what is the conversion?


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