Skip to content

Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

These might be my favorite cookies. Not favorite holiday cookie, my all time favorite cookie ever. They’re really easy to make, they’re super flavorful (cookies that don’t just taste like sugar?!), they’re the perfect balance of chewy and crispy, AND they’re sturdy enough to mail as gifts- if you can manage to part with them.

chewy gingerbread cookiesChewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Makes 30

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place 1/2 cup sugar; set aside. With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms. Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 tablespoon. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat. Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges of cookies are just firm, 10 to 15 minutes (cookies can be baked two sheets at a time, but they will not crackle uniformly). Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer to racks to cool completely.

 

The following two tabs change content below.

Aidan O'Leary

As the Well Produced food contributor, she tries to focus on seasonal dishes that span the entire spectrum from clean eating to comfort food. She loves peonies, ponies, and paper (of the hand made variety).

Latest posts by Aidan O'Leary (see all)

%d bloggers like this: