Chewy Molasses Cookies

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Hope Wasylenki

By
@MizWasy

Soft and chewy, with a good spicy molasses flavor. These cookies are a harbinger of the holidays. Yes, you can make them any time of the year, but to me, they scream Christmas!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Is it really Christmas until you've had a good molasses cookie? This is the perfect chewy one and we could not stop eating them. The spices are perfectly balanced. Inside the cookie is soft and chewy. Outside they are sugary and slightly crisp. Once baked the perfect crackle forms on top. A traditional cookie for Christmas, these need to be on your holiday cookie tray. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
18 cookies
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    molasses
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • ·
    granulated sugar, for rolling

How to Make Chewy Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream together brown sugar and shortening. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and ginger.
  3. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients a little at a time. Stir until combined.
  4. Once all the ingredients are combined you'll have a stiff dough.
  5. Roll dough into small balls (I use a small cookie scoop).
  6. Roll in white sugar.
  7. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper that's been lightly greased. Keep cookies about 2 inches apart.

    Alternatively, you can use a Sil-Pat mat, if you have old cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 8 - 9 minutes.
  9. Leave on cookie sheet 1 - 2 minutes until set.
  10. Then slide the parchment paper or move cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely. Keep in an airtight container for about a week (if they last that long).

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About Chewy Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Cookies




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