Molasses Cookies

by National Cookie Network

Molasses CookiesOld fashion recipes have always been my favorite. While I can’t really put my finger on the exact differences, there is a distinct difference between old fashion cookies made from old fashion recipes, and the bland, plain, “might-as-well-be-just-flour-and-sugar-with-no-other-flavoring-cookies” that many recipes produce today.

In fact I NEVER purchase store bought cookies anymore. Not because it wouldn’t be lovely just to pick up a batch at the store on occasion, but because the flavor and texture is just so….. “ick“.

And yes, “ick” is an official word used to describe cookies that get pushed out by machines instead of human hands… because I said so. So there. Add that very official word to your vocabulary, would you? Thanks. Now back to our recipe…

If you’d like to experience a true old fashion cookie, give these Molasses Cookies a try. The recipe is very easy and pretty quick to throw together.

The flavor of these cookies really resonates with your soul. I have to tell you, the molasses, ginger and cinnamon mingle together in an absolutely heavenly dance that tickles your tongue and comforts your tummy and your mind. Kick back, relax, and enjoy an old fashion favorite by the fireplace.

Happy Baking!

Molasses Cookies
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  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon each of ground cloves, ginger and salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Extra sugar for rolling
  1. Combine butter, sugar, molasses and egg in large mixing bowl
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and spices in medium bowl
  3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until well combined
  4. Put in refrigerator until dough has hardened.
  5. Scoop out dough using an ice cream scoop and roll into 1 inch balls
  6. Roll balls in sugar and place on cookie sheet, well-spaced apart
  7. Press down slightly on cookie dough
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Cool on rack.

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