Spiced Molasses Cookies
This year I’ve decided to try several new recipes, for the holiday season. I’ve made Red Velvet Fudge – which is amazing, even if it turned out a little dry. It was totally the fault of my cooking thermometer though… I think I totally need a new one.
I made some Subway style chocolate chip cookies. They were really good, and a nice break from my usual recipe.
And thanks to an entire quart of fresh molasses, I also made some Molasses Bars. They were my favorite dessert so far, until I made these Spiced Molasses Cookies. The cookies are a family recipe I got from my friend Laci’s mom. They are amazing.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tsp. orange peel
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. cloves
- 2 cups flour
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add egg, oil and molasses, mixing well.
- Mix in orange peel, soda, salt, and spices.
- Add flour last, mixing just until well blended.
- Roll into 1-inch balls. – For best results, use a 10ml. food scoop to get equal amounts. This is about the size of a Mexican Wedding Cookie.
- Roll balls in sugar and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Flatten cookies with glass.
- Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes.
- Take out of oven and allow to cool on pan.
Cookies will be puffy when you take them out, but will flatten. Makes approximately 5 dozen.