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Soft Molasses Cookies

Soft Molasses Cookies

The third cookie that Dana made for our Christmas cookie tins was soft molasses cookies.  These are soft and chewy with just a hint of spice.  The perfect treat on a cold night.  We ate a ton of these.  Not sure how any were left to give away.

Soft Molasses Cookies

Cream together the shortening and brown sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer.  You could do this by hand, but I would warn against it.

Cream together the shortening and brown sugar

Add in the egg and molasses and thoroughly mix.

Add the egg and molasses

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.  Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Stir till combined

Put the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill till firm (at least 2 hours).

Once the dough has been chilled for a couple of hours, it is time to make the cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.

Roll into balls

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and Roll it into tablespoon sized balls.

Roll in sugar

Roll the balls in granulated white sugar.

Space out on a cookie sheet

Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake

Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.

Perfect Molasses Cookies

Leave on sheet one minute until set.  Then remove to a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.

Soft Molasses Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 42
 
Soft and chewy molasses cookies.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Cream together the shortening and brown sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer. You could do this by hand, but I would warn against it.
  2. Add in the egg and molasses and thoroughly mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Turn the mixer to low speed and then slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Put the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill till firm (at least 2 hours).
  5. Once the dough has been chilled for a couple of hours, it is time to make the cookies.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and Roll it into tablespoon sized balls.
  8. Roll the balls in granulated white sugar.
  9. Place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes.
  11. Leave on sheet one minute until set. Then remove to a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.
Notes
Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-molasses-cookies-63981
These are some of the best molasses cookies that I have ever eaten.  Definitely a must for your cookie tins.

Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-molasses-cookies-63981


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Comments
  • comment avatar Chris December 30, 2012

    Molasses cookies are an acquired taste and fortunately, I have acquired that taste :) I like a vanilla glaze sometimes on mine.

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