Thursday, December 8, 2011

Molasses Cookies

I've had my mind set on baking molasses cookies for Christmas for some time.  I combed many recipes and found Kate's blog, Cooking During Stolen Moments, and knew it was the one to try.  I was not disappointed.  It yielded about 24 cookies, give or take, by rolling the dough into walnut size balls.  If you are interested in an easy no-fuss cookie recipe, this is just the thing.  The spices give a wonderful holiday flavor, the ingredients are things most likely already in your cupboard and, if not, inexpensive to buy at any common grocery market, and they're simple to make!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 3/4 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c. blackstrap molasses (or 1/2 c. plain molasses)
  • 2 1/2 c. flour (You can use any combination white/whole wheat flour)
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. ginger
  • For rolling dough – 1/2 c. white sugar
1. Cream the butter or margarine and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and beat for an additional minute.
2. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Sift or stir with a fork or whisk for 30 seconds.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours, until firm.
4. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into a ball, then roll through white sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
recipe by Kate Miller; please go by her blog and check out her fine recipes. : )
Happy Holidays,
The Kitchen Witch

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They sound good and I can imagine how great they smell-enjoy:@)

Stephen said...

Printed and will try...wish I had your baking talent. Thanks, oh, I bookmarked your friends blog.

A Kitchen Witch said...

@ Happier...they do smell divine!

@ Stephen- Oh, I hope you do. They're really yummy.

Mrs BC said...

These look so yummy. I love anything made with molasses.