molasses cookies

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I’ve been on a cookie kick lately and with enough nagging from my sister, I obliged her and made these molasses cookies. They are currently sitting in a beautiful cookie jar waiting for her to get home and devour them. I’ve never been a fan of molasses because it taste weird but these cookies are addicting. As in I ate six before I could put the second batch in the oven. Please excuse my hitch hikers thumb in the picture above! Thanks šŸ™‚

Molasses Cookies (adapted from allrecipes)
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 egg
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 granulated white sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

– in a medium bowl, combine butter with brown sugar and egg until fluffy
– add molasses and mix again
– add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves
– finally add flour one cup at a time
– put dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes (just so it firms up a bit)
– preheat oven to 375 degrees
– roll out dough into the size of walnuts (smaller than golf balls) and roll them in the leftover white sugar
– bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes
– cool on cookie rack for about 10 minutes

**note: THE TIME YOU BAKE THESE COOKIES IS VERY IMPORTANT!! If they are smaller than a walnut and you bake them for 8 minutes than they will be very crispy/crunchy cookies. If they are the size of a walnut and you bake them for 8 minutes than they will be crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. If you are unsure, please check around the 6 minute mark to see if your cookies are done.
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I got my OXO spatula from signing up for the 2012 cookie swap! šŸ™‚ Happy baking guys! These cookies would be great for shipping. They harden pretty quickly.

Fail Sweetly,
Justina

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