Spicy Molasses Cookies

5
Wendy Rusch

By
@AmmaWendy

Every time someone has one of these...they want to know how I make mine so good. Soft, Crisp, Chewy and full of flavor!
The secret in this being so flavorful is course ground black pepper. It just makes the other spices pop! And no you can't taste the pepper.
Try it...you'll see!!!
Check out my banana cupcake with molasses frosting...and you'll see the fun you can have with this cookie too!

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    shortening, i use butter flavored crisco
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/4 c
    molasses
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp
    all spice
  • 3/4 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    course black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    of raw sugar for rolling, regular sugar can be used

How to Make Spicy Molasses Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together shortening, butter, sugars, egg and molasses until creamy. Add dry ingredients and blend well. Roll into 1 1/2" balls, roll in raw sugar, flatten slightly with bottom of a glass.
    Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  2. As I said in the ingredients list, you can replace raw sugar with regular to roll dough balls in...but the raw sugar gives a really nice caramelly crunch to the cookie.

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About Spicy Molasses Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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