The Only Molasses Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need
I still consider myself an amateur at most things in the kitchen, but the one thing I feel confident in is my molasses cookie skills. Based on the conversations I’ve had with friends, family and coworkers, the average person probably has never had a molasses cookie or thinks they don’t like them because molasses has a bad rap. Forget those thoughts and try this recipe for the perfect molasses cookie. You can thank me later:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
1/4 cup molasses
1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Set aside.
2. Blend together the butter, 1 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Add molasses.
3. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to molasses mixture, mix until completely combined.
4. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
6. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, roll each ball in remaining sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes, just until tops are cracked all over, but cookies are still gooey. Cool on wire racks.
Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life.