Friday, December 4, 2009

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Makes approximately 3 dozen.

Cookie #4 of The Little Lady's "12 Days of Christmas Cookies."
Adapted From: Cooking Pleasures magazine

3/4 c. unsalted butter, melted, cooled
3/4 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 c. mild molasses
3 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. ground ginger
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground nutmeg
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg and molasses until well blended. In another bowl, combine flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. Stir into butter mixture.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Working with one-third of the dough at a time (keep the rest refrigerated), use a 2-T. cookie scoop to measure out dough. Roll into balls and coat with sugar. Place on baking sheets, and bake for 9 minutes or until just golden brown around edges but still slightly soft. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to wire racks to cool.


  1. Thank you thank you thank you for this! I had a recipe for this but lost it!!

  2. Corey: you're very very welcome! enjoy!