These Molasses Cookies Wow for the Holidays in Westchester

With delectable spices of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, molasses cookies are the perfect treat on a cold Westchester day.

“These cookies are soft, chewy, and bursting with delicious flavor from warm spices. Some confuse them with traditional gingerbread cookies, which are typically thinner and have a crispier texture.” —JBT

Molasses Cookies

Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

cookies
Prep time

1

hour 

20

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

30

minutes

This recipe for molasses cookies is a holiday essential.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground cloves

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 12 Tbsp butter, melted

  • 1 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup molasses

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, with electric mixer, blend together the melted butter, one cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in molasses. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to molasses mixture and mix until combined.
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into walnut-size balls. Roll each ball in remaining sugar. Place two inches apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake eight to ten minutes, just until tops are cracked all over, but cookies are still gooey. Cool on wire racks.


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