Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Classic Molasses Cookies

I am slowly tackling my Christmas baking list. There is no way I will get all the way through it but I think the good ones will get done.  These were made - some were eaten and some were wrapped up to give as small tokens of love. 

There is something about molasses, ginger and cinnamon that just makes sense around the Christmas season. 

I made these cookies on a bit of a whim as they were easy and I wanted to entertain Olivia for while before it was lunch time.  She loves helping in the kitchen, especially when it involves cookies. 

Classic Molasses Cookies

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 30 minute chi
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert cookie
Ingredients (24 cookies)
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for coating balls
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1/3 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a medium bowl and set aside.

Using a mixer, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and egg yolk and mix until combined. Then add the molasses and mix until combined.

Slowly add in the flour mixture, mixing on low until completely combined.

Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Scoop dough with a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Then roll balls in sugar and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove from oven and lightly sprinkle tops with sugar.
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