Just a couple more days until Christmas! Where has this year gone? I had to get one good cookie baking in before it was all over. I made my favorite batch over the weekend. These Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies are the best! I’ve been making them for 6 or 7 years and just adore them. I love wrapping them up in a cute box and handing them out to co-workers and giving them as host/hostess gifts. They’re really easy to make, but you do need to bake one batch at a time so the cookies crackle properly. But you know what, while you’re waiting each batch to bake up, you can finish up that last-minute wrapping! That’s exactly what I did. I doubled the recipe cause I have a lot of sharing to do 🙂 Let’s dig in!
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. You could use a sifter as well, but I have a small kitchen and that is a unitasker that I just don’t have room for. Whisking works just as well or me. My grandmother is shaking her fist at me somewhere 😉
Beat butter in sugar with your stand mixer or an electric mixer.
Next, add in the egg and molasses. I love the pretty ribbons it makes!
Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until it all comes together.
Take a 1 tablespoon scoop.
Oh wait, I forgot to tell you. Get a smaller bowl and pour in some sugar. Now take your cookie dough ball and roll it around in said sugar until coated.
Place the balls on a cookie sheet…
and bake for 10-15 minutes, just until the edges are firm.
Place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
Wrap them up and give as gifts! Or you could use my personal wrapping approach…one for you one for me 🙂
Happy Holidays to you all!
Here’s the handy printable.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup molasses
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. In a smaller bowl, pour ½ cup sugar; set aside.
- Beat butter and remaining cup of sugar until combined. Add in the egg and molasses and beat until combined. Slowly add in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms.
- Use a small ice cream scoop and scoop up about 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough. Roll into a ball and roll balls in bowl of sugar to coat.
- Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges of cookies 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.