Thursday, October 31, 2013

Molasses Cookies (Soft)

     I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can't. These are actually called Sugared Molasses Crinkles and I found the recipe in Where Women Cook, Celebrate! The recipe was submitted by Ashley English, who is an author and a weekly blogger for Design*Sponge. I was looking for a non-chocolate, fall cookie for dinner guests and I loved the rich, brown color of these cookies.

Ingredients: (I doubled her recipe)

5 cups all-purpose flour
1 T. baking soda
2 tsp. salt (I used a little less)
1 T. cinnamon
1 T. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar (divided)
2 sticks butter at room temperature
4 eggs
2/3 cups molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

     I don't always sift my dry ingredients, but because of all the spices...I did so for this recipe. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and black pepper in a bowl and set aside.

With a mixer, beat the brown sugar and 1/2 cup
of the white sugar and the butter until combined.

Add the eggs one at a time, stopping to scrape
the bowl after each egg.
Add the molasses
and completely incorporate.

On low speed, gradually add the flour
mixture until completely blended.

Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill one hour.

     Roll cookies into balls and roll in remaining 1 cup of sugar to cover. Place on cookie sheets (you can use parchment paper if you want to) and bake until centers are firm, 12-15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets and transfer to wire racks.

These made the house smell so
good and are a perfect fall or Christmas cookie.
     I have no idea what happened to this week. My birthday was Tuesday and between girlfriend visits and appointments, it has been days since I picked up more than my iPad to check my emails. I hope you all have a safe, dry Halloween. We have been raining all day, but it has finally stopped. I hope it holds off for the little ones.


Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lots of big flavors in those cookies Sue! Happy Belated B-Day and Happy Halloween:@)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing.
Rain and windy today up until about 2pm here. Glad it cleared out for the little goblins.
Happy Birthday!!

NanaDiana said...

Those sound really, really good. They were my dad's favorite cookie- xo Diana

Kathy said...

I can almost taste these cookies just reading the recipe. I've got to try them. They sound so good!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oooooh, I want to try these, Sue! xoxoxoxox

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie! Time does fly at our age! I hope you celebrated just the way you wanted!

These cookies look wonderful...are they soft or chewy? I'd love to give them a try for something different than the sweet variety, so thank you for the step by step.

Let me know what you've been up to!


James Vaugh said...

wow... impressive!!!

Relyn Lawson said...

It's Thanksgiving Day, and our family eats an early dinner instead of lunch. Just now there is a lull between the hectic preparations and all the guests arriving for the meal. I wanted to take some of that time to visit my blogging friends. I needed to say thank you. Thank you for the inspiration you provide here in your place and for the comments you leave behind when you visit mine. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.