Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars

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Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars Recipe:

I love a good molasses cookie, and these chocolate molasses cookies do not disappoint.  The dense, soft texture melts in your mouth. And the best part is the addition of chocolate morsels. The addition of molasses in a cookie give it a distinct but not too sweet flavor and it always keeps the cookie moist and soft.

This chocolate chip molasses bars recipe originates from Farm Journal: Homemade Cookies Cook Book.  It’s an oldie but goodie from mom’s bookshelf.  Our dad’s favorite Chocolate No Bake cookies come from this same book.

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

I’m cooking up a storm right now, because it’s the holiday season, and baking is good for my soul.  On top of that, the church bake sale is going on, and I like to share my goodies and the calories.  One cookie for me, and the rest of the pan for church.

Bar cookies are one of my favorites. They are quicker to make because you don’t have to take time to drop each individual cookie onto the cookie sheet.  Some cookie bars use a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish and others use a jelly roll pan.  It’s worth investing in each of these, particularly ones with a lid.  Easy storage option: bake the cookie, let it cool, and put the lid on it. Check out our Amazon store for links to a couple of our favorites.

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

How to Make Chocolate Molasses Cookies:

Instructions:

  1. Heat butter, molasses and brown sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved; let cool completely.
  2. Beat egg until light and airy; add to the molasses mixtures.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt; stir in chocolate chips. Add to the wet mixture.
  4. Pour into a prepared 13 x 9 inch pan, and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool in pan.

For the full recipe for old fashioned chocolate molasses cookies, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

Notes About Molasses Bars with Chocolate Chips:

  • To make your life easy, stock up on parchment paper.  Do you have to grease parchment paper after lining a pan?  The answer is no. Line it with one piece that’s longer than the pan, or line it in both directions to make it super easy.
  • Margarine can be substituted for butter if desired in these soft molasses cookies.
  • Be sure to let the molasses mixture cool completely before adding in the other ingredients. You do not want the chocolate chips to melt into the mixture.
  • For easy transport of these chocolate molasses cookies and more, invest in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan that has a lid like this one.
  • Molasses is often found in gingerbread recipes. Use the rest of the jar of molasses in these Gingerbread Waffles.

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

More Bar Cookie Recipes

Looking for more bar cookies?

Grandma’s Chocolate Fantasy Fudge

Peanut Butter Scotcheroos

Grandma’s Three Layer Chocolate Squares

Salted Nut Squares

Grandma’s Sour Cream Apple Bars

 

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

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Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars, Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookeis, Chocolate Molasses Cookies, Molasses Bar Cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan or line it with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan; heat butter, molasses and brown sugar over low heat until the sugar is melted. Set aside to cool.
  • Beat egg until light and airy; add to cooled molasses mixture
  • Sift flour, salt and baking soda. Add chocolate chip pieces and mix.
  • Add flour mixture to the cooled molasses mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Set on cooling rack and cool in pan.
  • If desired, cut off edges. Cut into bars.

Notes

  • To make your life easy, stock up on parchment paper.  Do you have to grease parchment paper after lining a pan?  The answer is no. Line it with one piece that's longer than the pan, or line it in both directions to make it super easy.
  • Margarine can be substituted for butter if desired in these soft molasses cookies.
  • Be sure to let the molasses mixture cool completely before adding in the other ingredients. You do not want the chocolate chips to melt into the mixture.
  • For easy transport of these chocolate molasses cookies and more, invest in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan that has a lid like this one.
  • Molasses is often found in gingerbread recipes. Use the rest of the jar of molasses in these Gingerbread Waffles.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Chocolate Chip Molasses Bars are an old-fashioned molasses cookie with a dense texture.  They have that traditional molasses cookie flavor enhanced with the addition of chocolate chips.  Making these as a bar cookie cuts down time and energy.

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