I've never made molasses cookies before, and after seeing several recipes, I decided to try one out. I chose to make chewy molasses cookies from allrecipes.com
The recipe was easy to put together, but you do need to plan ahead because you need to chill the dough for an hour in the fridge. My first batch, I made the cookie balls too big and the cookies spread out too much. So for my next batches, I reduced the size of the dough balls by half. The cookies are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
Chewy Molasses Cookies (adapted from allrecipes)
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/3 cup white sugar
In a medium bowl, mix together the melted margarine, 1 cup sugar, and
egg until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture.
Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into 1/2 sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar. Place cookies
2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.