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Perfectly spiced and wonderfully tender, these molasses cookies are a staff favorite.

Deb Wise
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2014

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Alison Miksch; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Serves 24 (serving size: 1 cookie)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

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  • Place butter, 5 tablespoons granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 5 minutes or until fluffy. Add egg; beat 30 seconds. Add molasses; beat just until combined. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat at low speed or just until combined. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Shape dough into 24 balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Roll balls in remaining 3 tablespoons sugar; place 2 inches apart on baking sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or just until set. Cool 3 minutes on pan; remove to a wire rack.

  • BAKE A SECOND BATCH Double the dough and bake these cookies without a hitch. To mail, wrap small stacks together using plastic wrap. Nestle the stacks in a box with plenty of padding, or stack in a wide-mouth canning jar with crumpled parchment or wax paper in the headspace under the lid. Place the jar in a box with padding for mailing overnight.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

96 calories; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 1.9g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 0g; cholesterol 15mg; iron 1mg; sodium 85mg; calcium 15mg.
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