Best Molasses Cookies Ever


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100.5
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.2 mg
  • Sodium: 88.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Introduction

Very tasty molasses cookies, I got the recipe from a friend and made them a couple christmases ago. My family went nuts for them. I'm now required to make them every year. :) Very tasty molasses cookies, I got the recipe from a friend and made them a couple christmases ago. My family went nuts for them. I'm now required to make them every year. :)
Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
    1 large egg
    1/4 cup molasses

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and remaining 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.

3. Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 tablespoon. Roll balls in reserved sugar to coat.

4. Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges are just 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.
IMPORTANT: Store in an airtight container, 3 to 4 days. It is important to let them sit for a few days if you want them softer (and better in my opinion!).

*note: The recipe makes 36 cookies, but I make mine just a bit smaller and usually come out with about 45 cookies. Then they are about 80 calories per cookie.

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAPERKLUTZ.

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I add cinnamon to the sugar I roll them in - also use 1/2 tsp. crushed cloves and 1/2 tsp. ginger instead of nutmeg. - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    I used a little more of the spices. Very yummy! - 12/17/13

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  • Very Good
    Easy and good recipe! - 12/24/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love the cookies, one of my favourites. - 11/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are so good, I'd give them 6 stars if I could!
    This recipe is a keeper.
    - 9/12/10

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