Thursday, October 23, 2014

Molasses Cookies

I love molasses.

I know that may sound a little weird, but I do.  And I love molasses cookies.  They are so scrumptious!

I started making these cookies years and years ago.  I remember when I used to make them when I lived in Salt Lake with my old roommate Kelly, she wouldn't even try one for a long time, but once she did, she was hooked!

These cookies will make you a molasses-lover.

The ones pictured below will look slightly different than if you make them at home yourself because I used a sugar substitute, and it slightly changes the structure of the baked cookie.  But I assure you that they are still delicious!





















Molasses Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses (I use full-flavored, but mild works wonderfully too)
2 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Melt butter and set aside to cool.  Add sugar, egg, and molasses and beat until smooth.

Add flour, soda, salt and spices and combine until dough becomes uniform.

Chill dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375.

Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls and roll in granulated sugar.  Place on a silpat-lined or greased cookie sheet.  *You can either flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass (as pictured above), or leave them as-is (as pictured below), but if you use regular sugar to make these, the balls will flatten on their own more than mine did (and I recommend not flattening if you use regular sugar).

Bake 8-10 minutes.















Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Molasses cookies are fabulous! They are one of my favorites!

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