Molasses Cookies

Photo by: K. Henriques

It’s starting to get a little cooler outside so to help usher in fall I decided to make some molasses cookies. The recipe I use is one my mom always used so I have no idea where it came from. Ironically, when I pulled out the recipe my mom wrote down for me I found a note that said I always requested these as soon as it got cooler outside; seems fitting.

I’m generally not a huge cookie fan (unless they’re straight out of the oven and still warm), but these are one of a few cookies that I love. Plus, it makes your whole house smell like fall while you’re baking them so that’s a nice bonus.

This recipe is super simple. You cream together 3/4 cups of butter, 1 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of molasses, and 1 egg. Once that’s mixed together add in 2 cups All-Purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix it all together and then let it chill for an hour (according to my mother you can skip this step but I always do it for nostalgia). Roll the chilled dough into balls and roll in sugar, then place on a cookie sheet and bake on 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Tastes like fall and it’s the perfect treat with a nice cup of coffee or tea!

Baking Ease10
Time Spent10

Recipe Used: Family Recipe

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