Squeeze Me Softly: Molasses Cookies

by zesty on February 17, 2012 · 5 comments

Happy Friday! I was thinking about what to write about today last night and debating whether to go sweet tooth or savory, tell you more about my life (winks), maybe do a how-to post, or maybe even shoot a video. After much contemplation ( about 45 seconds), I thought I would go with a sweet treat but very much a winter sweet treat.

I want to share with you one of my favorite soft chewy molasses cookies. As I have mentioned before, I love soft and chewy cookies similar to the chewy chocolate chip cookies and white macadamia nut cookies. However, I also love MOLASSES and everything about it.

These molasses cookies have a soft chewy texture. When nobody is looking I may also put a little butter on the underside of the cookie.  I love that!

 

These take no time to make and use pretty generic baking ingredients. They are also very easy to flip to Vegan cookies as well.

 

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 2 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tsp. allspice
  • 1 Tsp. nutmeg

Method

    1. Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. Cream together butter and brown sugar.
    3. Add egg and molasses and mix well.
    4. Fold in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
    5. Cover and chill for about an hour to firm up the batter.
    6. Take small amounts of dough and roll them in your hand to form small balls.
    7. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
    8. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
    9. Leave on sheet one minute until set.
    10. Cool on rack.

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  1. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: when baking cookies in large batches, keep the dough chilled in between batches. To store soft chewy cookies, I keep them in a container with a lid to prevent them from drying out. You can also add a slice of apple in the container to keep them moist.

Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday!

Take care

zesty

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1 Marnely Rodriguez

This looks so simple and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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2 lara

Looks yummy, ZC! How would you make them vegan? Use Earth Balance and a “flax egg”?

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3 Kathleen Richardson

Love molasses and love your photos, Cory.

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4 Katie@Cozydelicious

These cookies look wonderful! I love big, chewy cookies. I need to run out and buy molasses ASAP!

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5 zesty

Let me know how they turn out Katie.

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