Molasses cookies have a sense of nostalgia attached to them. For many, they’re associated with childhood and the holiday season. They contain molasses, which is a syrup that is made by separating sugar crystals from boiled sugar cane.
Molasses cookies contain ground cinnamon, ginger, and dark molasses (via Salty Marshmellow). They’re similar to gingersnaps; both contain molasses as well as holiday spices like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves (via My Recipes).
However, molasses cookies are chewier and less crispy in texture. Molasses cookies have a much chewier texture than gingersnaps. Gingersnaps can be hard on the teeth and a bit more difficult to chew.
Molasses cookies have a warm, sweet flavor. Additionally, these cookies tend to retain some moisture, which a lot of other cookies don’t. These cookies are perfect for dipping in a glass of eggnog or hot chocolate while lying curled up under a blanket, no matter the time of year.