Molasses Cookies
Perfectly chewy, soft and sweet Molasses Cookies! Easy to bake and SO good!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 48
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup coarse sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and molasses and mix until completely combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt until completely combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Roll the dough into small 1" balls and chill in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a bowl with coarse sugar. Roll the balls in the sugar until well-coated and place on a baking sheet about 2" apart. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until the edges are set and the tops begin to crack. (They will crack more as the cookies cool.) Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Here's a great MAKE-AHEAD TIP! Prepare the dough as directed and roll into balls up to 2 weeks ahead. Keep the dough balls in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to use. To bake, let the dough balls sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling in the coarse sugar and baking.
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