Soft & Yummy Molasses Cookies

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Serves: 5-6 dozen cookies
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1 c butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1 c dark molasses
1 large egg
3/4 c milk
4 - 3/4 c unbleached white flour
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon, ground
2 tsp ginger, ground
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp clove, ground
1 tsp instant coffee powder

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Dee Stillwell Recipe
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Citrus Heights, CA (pop. 83,301)
Member Since Jun 2010
Dee's notes for this recipe:
This is the best molasses cookie I have ever had. The coffee and mustard sound like strange ingredients, but make a world of difference in the flavor of the cookies. The extra spices are the way I like them. Plain or glazed, they are wonderful. This recipe makes alot but they never last long in our house.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheeets with parchment paper. In lerge mixing bowl, cream butter & sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Sift dry ingredients together. Add milk and dry ingredients alternately,scraping sides of bowl often. Mix until all blended together. Scoop with cookie scoop or drop by spoonfulls onto cookie sheet 2" apart, try to keep the dough balls rounded. Bake for 9-10 minutes until domed and set.. cool for 10 minutes on cookie sheet and finish cooling on wire rack. serve plain or with glaze.
Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar (Preferably C & H brand) 1 tbl softened butter, dash of salt, splash of vanilla, and evaporated milk. Whisk all ingredients together till smooth, adding enough milk to make icing thin enough to glaze cookies or drizzle over tops. I really like them this way.

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 6, 2010
WOW! Definitely a must try. Thanks!
user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Dec 6, 2010
YW Bea. It is a wonderful full flavored molasses cookie. I'm sure u will like it. Yummmy
user Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 6, 2010
Quick question, Dee. Can I use regular all purpose flour since that's what I have on hand?
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Dec 6, 2010
Dee...My mom just made a slew of soft molasses cookies from her mom's recipe that is over 100 yrs old. Man..I love these things. Have you ever had Sour Cream Cookies. They are a soft cookie with raisins. I will save your recipe in my recipe box!!
user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Dec 6, 2010
Yes Bea u can It makes no difference in the finished product. I just always use the unbleached as I feel the less they mess with it the wheat the better. I probably read somewhere about the bleaching precess being a bad thing and decided against I also use white whole wheat flour alot. King Arthur brand from Trader Joes. Thats the only place I have found it. Its a great flour and it's sposed to be just as nutricious as reg whole wheat flour but without the density.

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