molasses sugar cookies

molasses sugar cookies

This recipe was given to me from my Aunt Phyllis Morgan. I’ve tried other versions of molasses cookies, but, I come back to this one. It has a chewy center and an intense flavor combination.

molasses sugar cookies

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Serves: Makes 5 dozen Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar plus ½ cup for finishing
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

1

Melt butter in medium sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and let cool.

2

In medium-sized bowl add dry ingredients and mix well.

3

Stir together sugar, molasses and eggs. Add dry ingredients and blend well.

4

Chill for 45 minutes. Form into 1” balls and roll in sugar.

5

Set on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375° for 10 minutes.

6

Remove cookies to cool on a wire rack.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather Knight
    October 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Carol,
    I am inspired to make the molasses sugar cookies! Nice layout and photography, sailing around with you looks like it would be delicious.
    Heather

  • Reply
    Patti
    December 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    My recipe is exactly the same except I add more of the spices – 1 tsp. cloves, 1 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. We make these every Christmas on Cookie Day. I am anxious to try your version. Patti

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