Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies

Source: Martha Stewart

I love Martha Stewart! I have ever since elementary school, she’s my hero. Well, except for the whole jail thing. Anyways, I was looking for a good ginger molasses cookie recipe and Martha Stewart came through for me. Although this recipe doesn’t have any ginger in it, it has the same essence and chewy goodness of any ginger molasses cookie I’ve ever had.

 

 

 

 


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 cup (1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened
1 large Egg
1/4 cup Molasses

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together 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 of cookies are just firm, 10-15 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.

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