Molasses cookies are an autumn staple around my kitchen. Molasses can’t be found just everywhere in the world so I am very fortunate to be able to buy locally made molasses for my baking. And these cookies are a family favorite.
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup molasses
extra sugar for rolling cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets by placing parchment paper on them and set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
In another bowl place egg, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and molasses. Stir to combine well. Then add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir just to combine but don’t over-mix.
Scoop out the cookie dough by the tablespoon and lightly roll into a ball. Then press the cookie ball down into a thick disk. Roll the disk in the extra sugar and place cookies about 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
Place cookie tray in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in your favorite cookie jar.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.