Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies

Photo by June A.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3

dozen

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Ingredients

  • 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 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 3/4

    cups (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1

    large egg

  • 1/4

    cup molasses

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place 1/2 cup sugar; set aside. With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining 1 cup of sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms. Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 tablespoon. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat. Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges of cookies are firm, 10 to 15 minutes (cookies can be baked two sheets at a time, but they will not crackle uniformly). Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer to racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days. Variation: Dip half of cookie into melted white chocolate. These freeze extremely well.

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