Christmas is upon us and many of us will have cookie exchanges or at least be baking at some point, so I thought I would share this recipe a for delicious and fun cookie to make during this season. A friend made these for me once and I had to have the recipe, and have enjoyed making them during the holidays ever since. Unfortunately, I have not made them yet this year, so no picture...but hopefully soon! Speaking of which, my apologies for the lack of pictures lately, but I've just been so busy and it seems that I'm either running out the door with the dish or company is about to arrive, and I just can't manage to get a photo. I figure no pictures is better than no posts, right? In the meantime, you can make and enjoy these yourselves :).
Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Makes 36~prep time 25 minutes~total time 1 hour and 30 minutes
I N G R E D I E N T S :
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1.5 cups sugar
12 Tbsp. (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
D I R E C T I O N S :
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl place 1/2 cup sugar and set aside (this will be used to roll the dough balls in before baking).
With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low, gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until dough forms.
Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 Tbsp. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat.
Arrange balls on baking sheets (I lined mine with parchment paper or wax paper) about 3 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time until edges are just firm, 10-15 minutes. Cool one minute on baking sheet and then transfer to rack to cool.