Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Molasses Sugar Cookies

I love molasses on and in stuff and just love cookies.... and these spicy, chewy dark cookies fill the bill. This is a recipe from AllRecipes and posted by Karin C. I have been making a version of these for years, but this is probably the best recipe I have found to date.

Ingredients -

1 1/2 C Shortening
2 C White sugar
1/2 C Molasses
2 Eggs
4 C AP Flour
4 Teas Baking soda (yes 4)
2 teas Ground Cinnamon
1 Teas Ground Clove
1 Teas Ground Ginger
1 Teas Salt

Directions -

1 - Melt shortening - let cool

2 - In a mixing bowl put the sugar, eggs and molasses, beat very well. Add cooled melted shortening.

3 - In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients together. Add the dry mixture a little at a time to the wet - mix well - this will be a bit on the stiff side after all the dry is incorporated.

4 - Chill the dough for a t least 3 or 4 hours, better if chilled overnight in the refrigerator.

5 - Take chilled dough and form into walnut sized balls( I used a small scoop to keep them uniform in size), roll in granulated sugar

(I rolled mine twice, Once through then went back and rolled them a second time - it makes the cookies a bit more sparkly) Place on a greased cookie sheet (I did not grease the pan, I used parchment paper - I like it better than greasing a pan).

6 - Bake at about 375 degrees for 8 to 10 mins, do not over bake or they will not be chewy.

7 - Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp. If they do loose their softness, an easy way to restore it is to place a slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a couple of hours or overnight and they will get soft again.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh. These look like the ones mom used to make... Definitely copying this one down!