Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Molasses Cookies

I made these during the holidays for Matilda and they turned out fantastic.  I just love the molasses flavor and they are so soft and look almost like a ginger snap.  I will definitely be making these again this year.  




Molasses Cookies


Ingredients You'll Need

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup molasses(I used the kind that is sulfer free)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Cooking spray


Directions

  • Combine brown sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. 
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. 
  • Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. 
  • Cover and freeze 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Place water in a small bowl. 
  • Place granulated sugar in another small bowl. 
  • Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip one side of each ball in water; dip wet side in sugar.
  • Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until the cookie starts to crack and form beautiful ridges on the inside.  If it isn't cracked, there's a good chance the middle is still doughy.  
  • Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.





Source:  Myrecipe.com

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