Old Fashion Molasses Cookies
Geoffry Le Cher
4 cap flour
1/2 tspkosher salt
2 1/4 tspbaking soda
1 tspground ginger
2 tspfinely chopped crystallized ginger
1 1/4 tspground cloves
1 tspground cinnamon
1 stickunsalted butter, softened
1/2 cvegetable shortening
3 1/2 cdark brown sugar
1/2 cunsulfured molasses
How to Make Old Fashion Molasses Cookies
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon.
In another large bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter, shortening, and 3 cups sugar until light and fluffy and beat in molasses. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture and combine well.
In a small shallow bowl put remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Form dough into 2-inch balls (I find that a standard Ice-cream scoop does a great job) and roll in sugar.
On baking sheets lined with parchment paper, arrange balls about 4 inches apart and flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. (6 cookies will fit on a sheet.)
Bake cookies in batches in middle of the oven 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden. (Cookies should be soft.) Transfer cookies with a metal spatula to racks to cool.