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Molasses Cookies with Peanut-Butter Glaze

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Prep time 28 mins
Bake time 12 mins
Yield Yields: about 48 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (not natural or old-fashioned)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 69
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • sodium 42 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. In a bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in molasses and egg. Stir in flour mixture.

  2. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake until centers are still slightly soft, about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. Beat confectioners' sugar, milk, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy. Spread cookies with glaze; let stand until set.