Monday, January 7, 2013

{recipe} chewy molasses cookies.

happy monday! it feels like mondays keep comng faster and faster don't they? i know most people are trying to kick off the new year with a healthier self but i just couldn't resist sharing a cookie recipe i made during the holidays. i love molasses and could eat my body weight in these cookies. enjoy!

Chewy Molasses Cookies.

Yields: 28 cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
coarse sugar, for rolling

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Move racks to the center of the oven. Line two cookie sheets with parchment. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves. Set aside.
3. In stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix in molasses. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix until fully combined.
4. Using 1 heaping tablespoon of dough, shape the dough into balls or you can use a ice cream scoop to form the balls. Place corase sugar in a shallow bowl, and roll the dough balls in the sugar to coat them. Place on the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches for spreading.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes - until the tops crack. Remove from the oven and leave them on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to finish cooling on a baking rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

{recipe adapted from The Novice Chef}

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