October 5th, 2010

molasses sugar cookies

Need something to warm you up on a crisp fall day? Try my all-time favorite Molasses Sugar Cookies. Well, I guess they are my *mom’s*, but that only goes as far as her recipe box… before that, I don’t know ;) What I do know is that these are the first cookies I ever learned to bake, and they never get old. A nice spiced cookie to ring in the fall, or give them a try over the holidays!molasses sugar cookies

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg or allspice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups flour

Cream your butter and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients one at a time, finishing with your flour, stirring it in in batches. Form into walnut size balls, and roll in white sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for approx. 10-12 minutes.

Easy- peazy! I made these at the retreat this past week, and they had nice, thick, (very black) blackstrap molasses. The cookies came out so dark and fragrant. If you can get your hands on the good stuff, I recommend it.breen and odie

This is Breen, one of my biggest cookie fans this past week. Maybe between him and Odie, they had one too many ;)

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