Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow

Tender Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping on - Great for holiday cookie exchange!Tender Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping! A great cookie exchange recipe this holiday season.

Easy Tender Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping on - Great for holiday cookie exchange!
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Everyone needs a classic cookie cutter recipe for the holidays.

It’s that recipe you go back to year after year for fun holiday cut-outs to share with friends and family.

For some it’s a simple roll-out sugar cookie recipe. For other it’s a gingerbread recipe.

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For me, my Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping is the recipe I go back to again and again.

More tender than gingerbread, and lighter than a standard molasses cookie, these Molasses Spice Cookies are a grand platform for holiday cookie decorating. They are kind of like a sugar cookie with a kick!

How to Make Tender Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping on - Great for your holiday cookie exchange!

You can glaze or frost these cookies and decorate to your heart’s content. They make the best tasting “gingerbread” men around, even though they aren’t technically gingerbread.

In this case, I used marshmallow fluff as the topping to create a toasted marshmallow effect that balances the spice flavor.

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I spread the marshmallow fluff over the cookies and placed them under the broiler for 30 seconds to toast. The result was a delightfully light frosting with a crisp toasted exterior.

A perfect complement to the spice cookies.

Our Favorite Tender Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping on - Great for your holiday cookie exchange!

This is a great technique for frosting cookies in a hurry, and they taste absolutely amazing!

Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping would make an excellent addition to your Christmas cookie exchange this year.

Tender Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow Topping on

Low maintenance. Big flavor and texture! You’ve got to try these cookies.

Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow

Yield: 36 cookies

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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Molasses Spice Cookies With Toasted Marshmallow. An easy roll out cookie recipe with great holiday flavor and appeal!


  • 2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling out dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • 1 pound marshmallow fluff


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat the butter and both sugars together with an electric mixer. Then add the egg, vanilla, and molasses and beat again to combine. Scrape the bowl and add the flour mixture a little at a time. Once the dough has come together, divide it onto two pieces of plastic wrap. Wrap the dough into two disks and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Remove one disk from the fridge. Flour a work surface and roll it out to between 1/8 -1/4 inch thick. Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut out the cookies as close together as possible. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. The dough is fragile, but remember fragile dough equals light tender cookies. Gather the leftover dough and repeat. Try to get as many cookies cut out of two rolls on each disk. The more you gather and re-roll, the tougher the dough gets!
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool. Raise the oven rack to the highest position and turn on the broiler. Using a piping bag, or a freezer bag with the corner cut off, pipe the marshmallow fluff over each cookie. The goal is to get a smooth layer about 1/3 the thickness of the cookie. If you add too little it will get bumpy when you toast it, and if you add too much, it will run off. I used about a tablespoon per cookie.
  5. The marshmallow fluff will smooth out after a minute or two. Toast the cookies under the broiler for about 30 seconds. DO NOT take your eyes off them. Marshmallow fluff burns fast! Cool and enjoy.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 36 cookies, Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 98 Calories
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 74mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15.2g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 9.5g
  • Protein: 0.4g
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18 comments on “Molasses Spice Cookies with Toasted Marshmallow

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  2. Amyposted December 13, 2015 at 7:28 am Reply

    Oh, I bet these are really nice, I like the flavors and home style look. Wonderful.

  3. tmcc87posted December 12, 2015 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Hi, I was wondering if you suggest eating these right away or can they be eaten at a later time?

    • Sommerposted December 17, 2015 at 9:07 am Reply

      You can definitely make these ahead!

  4. Ashaposted December 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm Reply

    They are so gorgeous and beautiful. I’m sure these would be a hit with anyone.

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  6. Ingridposted December 16, 2010 at 1:13 am Reply

    These are great! The kids will love these! The big ones will too!:)

  7. bakinginlisbonposted December 14, 2010 at 10:17 am Reply

    This is genious! I totally loved this cookies!

    Rating: 5
  8. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweetsposted December 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm Reply

    How adorable and creative! It's amazing that toasting the marshmallow makes these look so realistic. Happy holidays!

  9. Johnposted December 9, 2010 at 12:43 am Reply

    For anyone who's looking for such cookie cutters.

    Any local vendors sell these?

  10. Fashion Meets Foodposted December 8, 2010 at 8:32 pm Reply

    oh my gosh how cute are these. I am loving them


  11. Ellie (Almost Bourdain)posted December 8, 2010 at 5:20 am Reply

    These cookies are AWESOME!! Can I say they are sooooo cute and the best cookies I have seen.

    Rating: 5
  12. A Little Yumminessposted December 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm Reply

    My daughter would LOVE these! And they sound yummy!

  13. briarroseposted December 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm Reply

    What a cutie! Lovely cookies as well. ;)

  14. Torviewtorontoposted December 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm Reply

    beautifully done Sommer

  15. blog is the new blackposted December 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm Reply

    So creative- love it!

  16. Evan Thomasposted December 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Those cookies are adorable! Great job!

  17. evenstarlightposted December 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm Reply

    SO. CUTE. love it!!!