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Soft Chewy Molasses Cookies

Course Cookies, Desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Dozen
Author Terri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg cage free
  • 2 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Sugar for coating optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter and molasses together.
  3. Beat in egg until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg together until well combined.
  5. Cover dough and refrigerate for about an hour. This makes handling the dough much easier.
  6. Roll dough into 1 - 1 1/2 in balls.
  7. Roll each ball in sugar to coat.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute before removing cookies and placing on wire rack to cool.
  11. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury