Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Molasses Cookies.

Molasses cookies are such an excellent holiday treat. I found the best recipe from Martha Stewart (yes, she rocks the cookie recipes). They got rave reviews from my dad after we lost the traditional Molasses recipes...that means they are GOOD! :)

Makes 36
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
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. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.

I like to get Sugar in the Raw to roll the cookie dough balls in (after I roll it in granulated sugar to get the sweetness)...makes it pretty. You can find it at any grocery store.
Enjoy! :)


Miss Anne said...


do they make a sugar free version? ha!? jk

i just wanna smell em at least!


Jessie said...

I know...the smell is half the treat!