Chewy molasses cookies are my version of a family favorite!
Real talk. I did not set out to make molasses cookies. I was going to make ginger snaps. Ginger snaps and gingerbread cookies are basically the only way I will put ginger into my body. Because after a juice cleanse attempt 2 years ago I vowed never again. Never even again. So it’s a little funny to me that my ginger snaps suddenly became molasses cookies without a pinch of ginger to be found and all because I decided to make these cookies at 10 pm after a long day and only 5 hours of sleep.
Let’s just say that they’re probably the easiest and most delicious baking fail ever. We have an old family recipe for molasses cookies but this is not it. In my opinion those have so much molasses that they’re on the verge of being unpleasantly bitter. I love molasses but I don’t want to eat it raw, y’know? These have a hint of that bite you get from molasses but not so much so that it’s all you taste. And these are my new favorite. Sorry family.
For several weeks I’ve been a busy bee working on this Christmas cookie cookbook now available to newsletter subscribers for free! You can sign up here if you’re interested in 2 free ebooks and all the deliciousness delivered to your inbox each and every week 😉 So as you can imagine I’ve had a LOT of cookies hanging around the house. I made 5 cookies in just 2 days and couldn’t give them away fast enough. But for some reason I’m selfishly keeping these all to myself. I don’t mind it.
I’m going to have to hide them from myself because I can’t stop from sneaking one each time I walk into the kitchen. I may or may not be making up excuses to walk in there just so I can grab one! #noshame
What is your favorite kind of Christmas cookie?
- 3/4 cup sugar + more for rolling the dough in
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 6 Tbs salted butter
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- Pinch of salt
- In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Sift in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and salt and mix until completely combined.
- Scoop dough by rounded tablespoon into a bowl filled with about 1/4 cup sugar.
- Roll dough in sugar and place about 2 inches apart on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.