Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Days of Recipes ~ Day 7: Molasses Cookies

These cookies are delicious!  Clearly, I'm not going to post a recipe that isn't good, but these cookies really are one of best!  My co-worker brought some to work a few weeks ago, and I have made two batches since then!

They taste similar to ginger snaps, but with a more pleasant spice taste, not quite so sharp.  The texture is soft and chewy and they will stay soft for several days too. 

 Molasses Cookies

6 oz. softened butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1 c. light brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses (not black strap)
1 egg
2 c. flour
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
Granulated sugar for rolling

Sift together flour, spices, salt and soda.
Cream butter, sugar and molasses (I usually do this by hand, if the butter is soft enough, just until thoroughly incorporated - if you beat the batter too light I think the cookies spread more).
Add egg and mix until incorporated.
Stir in flour mixture.

Refrigerate the batter - an hour to overnight. 

Scoop and roll in sugar.  Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes.

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