Molasses-Spice cookies

Freshly baked! So delicious! Another recipe from the Best Recipe Cookbook. These guys rock. Here it is:


Molasses-Spice Cookies

These oversized cookies are especially attractive, with a rich, dark color, almost perfectly round edges, a surface marked with deep cracks, and an even thickness from the edge to the center. They stay incredibly soft and chewy, even days after they are baked. It is important to underbake the cookies (they won't look done when you take them out of the oven) and then let them firm up as they cool on the baking sheet. If you overbake the cookies, they will become dry and crisp.



2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling cookies

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsulphured molasses



Adjust racks to upper- and lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together in medium bowl; set aside.

Either by hand or with electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on medium speed. Scrape sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Add egg, vanilla extract, and molasses. Beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape sides of bowl.

Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.

Place remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar in shallow bowl. Working with 2 tablespoons of dough each time, roll dough into 1 3/4-inch balls. Rolls balls in sugar and place them on ungreased baking sheets, spacing them 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.

Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets (from top to bottom and fron to back) halfway through baking, until outer edges begin to set and centers are soft and puffy, 11 to 13 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to cooling racks with wide spatula.

John T, Stef and 130 more people faved this
  • Stef 10y

    Wow, it's just perfect, an istant fave. Vertical world :-)
    I mirtilli sui pancakes? Avevamo troppa fretta di mangiarli, così niente props e styling per la foto :-)
  • Luigi Anzivino PRO 10y

    Thanks abergine. They are highly addictive, and the tower is disappearing fast!

    Eh, i pancake vanno mangiati caldi caldi, giusto!
  • Kathya 10y

    Thanks for sharing, this is gorgeous! :D
  • Luigi Anzivino PRO 10y

    my pleasure!
  • lulu cooks 10y

    A perfect stack of cookies! Thanks for the recipe! :)
  • Luigi Anzivino PRO 10y

    A now they're all gone... :( time to make another batch! ;)
  • a.k.a Champagne for the Brain PRO 10y

  • anzyAprico 10y

    wow! wonderful cookies tower!
  • deb PRO 9y

    This looked so gorgeous, I had to try them. They were delicious - converted many a non-spice cookie eaters, too. Thanks for sharing.
  • Luigi Anzivino PRO 9y

    Thanks all! This is one of my all time most-viewed pictures! The cookies are still a strong favorite. Carolyn is just about crazy for them!

    @smitten: yours look beautiful and yummy as well. Coincidentally, I am just about to start making these again, and your caption made me realize how well they would go with the cinnamon toast ice cream I've just made! ;)
  • amyblog 9y

  • frosting_lips 9y

    great photo!
  • Deb 8y

    Yum yum!!
  • kitchenlady 8y

    look yummy! cookie, my favorite!

  • bryan 7y

    that looks really good.
  • mwhammer PRO 7y

    great stack!
  • ~betka 6y

    they look so delicious!
  • caitlinzaino 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Urban Grocer, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Brigitte 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called pretty sweets, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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