I baked a batch of these soft molasses biscuits for a friend who had a little baby girl the other week & her toddler loved them.   I love a little homemade baked gift 🙂

soft molasses cookies by play with food

These biscuits are great for lunchbox treats and to have the kids involved in making.  There are some wonderful sensory exposures in this recipe with the spice smells, rolling the cookie balls and dipping them in the sugar.  I find that baking is our favourite sensory play & language building activity at home.  It delivers loads of benefits to the children including an edible end product.  Here is a link to more ideas for getting the kids involved safely in the kitchen.


Soft Molasses Biscuits
Delicious spiced biscuit with wholemeal goodness.
  • 2 Tbsp melted organic coconut oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of vanilla essence
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of cinnamon, cloves and ground ginger
  • granulated sugar for dipping
  1. Preheat your oven to 180oC (fan forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix the first five ingredients together in a bowl. Then add the flours, baking powder and spices and continue to mix.
  2. Roll the dough into bite size balls, dip one side in the granulated sugar and then press with two fingers onto the baking tray.
  3. Bake in the oven for 13 mins.



Do you have any other favourite molasses recipes? Please leave me a comment below 🙂Soft Molasses Cookies | Play with Food

Last Updated: 9 July 2016

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