These molasses cookies are like soft ginger snaps. Yummy any time of year, but especially good for holiday time.
Molasses Cookie Recipe
[There’s a printable recipe at the bottom of this page.]
- 3/4 cup butter – melted
- 1 cup + 1/2 cup granulated sugar – divided
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and set aside.
Melt the butter and beat it with the sugar, vanilla, and egg until smooth. Beat in the molasses. Slowly add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Cover with wax paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Shape the dough into balls about the size of walnuts, roll in the remaining sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet at least two inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, the tops should crack before they are removed from the oven. Carefully remove from the baking sheet to a wire rack to cool.
Like your molasses cookies crispy? Try this Gingersnaps recipe.