Molasses Spice Cookies

1/3 cup sugar for cookie

1/2 cup sugar for rolling

2 1/4 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon black peppper

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 Tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup molasses


1. Adjust baking rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2.Spread 1/2 cup granulated  sugar in a shallow dish.

3.In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cloves, allspice, pepper and salt together.

4. With an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar , and the remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar til light and fluffy (about 3 minutes)

5. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla ( 30 seconds), molasses (  30 seconds); scraping down bowl as needed.

6. Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour mixture until incorporated. DOUGH WILL BE SOFT

7.  Roll approx 2 Tablespoons of dough into a ball with wet hands, then roll in sugar to coat.

8.  Space balls 2 inches apart on prepared pans.

9. Bake cookies 1 sheet at a time until edges are set and beginning to brown but centers are still soft and puffy. 10-12 minutes,

10 Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to the counter or wire rack.


YIELD 2 dozen.


Although I have not done it yet,  you might as well double this recipe; because these are so good they go pretty fast!

These are the cookies I brought for Wil for his birthday 2013. He did not get many!





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