Molasses cookies are soft and gooey on the inside but on the outside, they are crisp and crystallized in sugar. Warming spices, such as clove and ground ginger, pair well with deeper, darker flavors like sorghum or molasses.
Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe
This cookie is a delicious winter
pick-me-up which delights the senses with its intensely spiced dough,
complimenting the distinct flavor of molasses. You will be pleased with its
rich, unique flavor and delicate soft textures. Serve these cookies alongside hot
toddies, ginger tea, milk or coffee for a comforting moment of respite.
1 cup white sugar
½ pound butter, softened
1 cup molasses
1-ounce white vinegar
½ tablespoon ground ginger
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon clove
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 ½ cups all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cream butter and sugar on high speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, making sure to scrape down the bowl and fully incorporating each egg.
On low speed, add molasses and vinegar. Scrape the bowl and continue mixing until smooth.
Lightly crush the cloves with a mortar and pestle.
Add the remaining dry ingredients all at once and mix on low speed until just incorporated.
Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball, cover each ball with extra white sugar and evenly space on a parchment lined sheet pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges have set.
In order to yield the best textural results, these cookies are slightly underbaked, however they are safe to eat, a joy to eat! Allow them to cool a bit before removing from the sheet pan to allow the interior structure time to set.
Calories 499, Carbs 81.4 grams, Cholesterol 68 milligrams, Fat 16.7 grams, Fiber 1.8 grams, Protein 7 grams, Saturated Fat 10 grams, Sodium 438 milligrams, Sugar 32.1 grams