Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Molasses Spice Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Molasses Spice Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by shiregirl2001

Makes 48 servings



Adapted from the Simply Recipes blog. Molasses spice cookies are sort of like ginger snaps except bigger and chewy. The recipe for these cookies comes from Cook's Illustrated's The Best Recipe cookbook. Here's a hint on preparation - don't reduce the amount of sugar, the cookies won't be chewy if you do (I found this out the hard way and had to make a second batch).

Recipe Ingredients for Molasses Spice Cookies

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup demerara sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
2/3 cup demerara sugar for rolling cookies

Recipe Directions for Molasses Spice Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice together in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Use an electric mixer and beat the butter for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup demerara sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with mixer set at medium speed. Add egg, vanilla extract, and molasses. Beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula.

  3. Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.

  4. Place remaining 2/3 cup of demerara sugar in a shallow bowl. Working with 1 Tbsp of dough each time, roll dough into balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets, spacing them 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake until the outer edges of the cookies begin to set and centers are soft and puffy, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring them to cooling racks.

  6. Note: do not overcook. The centers of the cookies should be somewhat soft and spongy when you take them out of the oven, otherwise they will end up hard and dry.

  7. Optional Glaze

  8. When cookies have cooled, lay out over a sheet of wax paper. Sift 1 1/4 cups of confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar) and then whisk with 2 Tbsp of milk until smooth. Dip spoon into glaze and dribble over cookies.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 18.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
75
Calories from Fat
28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.1g
5%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
11.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
0.8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
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