Spicy And Chewy Molasses Cookies

“Mmm . . . I love, love, love molasses cookies! I love the chewy, soft texture and the warmth of the ginger, cinnamon and other spices.  This recipe has a secret ingredient I haven’t seen in other recipes; cardamom.  Watch out though!  This is the kind of sweet treat you have to monitor or you’ll find yourself eating the whole batch.  Do yourself a favor and make them Sunday night so you can bring half of them into work the next day so your not tempted to eat too many!”

-Another great contribution from my baking girl, Bonny

spicy molasses cookiesIngredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾  cups Crisco (vegetable Shortening)
  • ¼  cup molasses
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoons salt

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg together until well combined. Dump in dry ingredients, stirring dry ingredients together lightly. Mix together until dough is combined.
  3. In your hands roll dough into walnut-sized balls, then generously coat each ball with sugar. Place balls on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 7 to 11 minutes, allowing to bake for about a minute after cookies begin to crack.
  4. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool.  For super soft and chewy cookies, place in an airtight container when completely cooled.  These are the best the next day!

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4 Comments on “Spicy And Chewy Molasses Cookies”

  1. December 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Wow! These look delicious. They look very soft & chewy – think I’ll try them on my daughter & nieces next week.

  2. December 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Molasses cookies are my favorite! I am not much of a baker but this recipe looks like something even I can do; thanks!

  3. Kinenchen
    December 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I can’t wait to try these with egg replacer. Molasses is my favorite source of iron… 😉

    • December 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

      Kinenchen, I have a super gingery, super molasses cookie I am about to post that is Vegan. I’ll get that one up tonight or tomorrow. You might want to give it a try. They are really chewy and soft.

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