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Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

I’m so excited for today’s recipe because not only are these Molasses Cookies dipped in white chocolate one of my favorite Christmas cookies but I get to tell you about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap that I participated in this year!

So what is The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!? Well, it’s a fun way to bring food bloggers from all over the world together to share our favorite cookies with each other for a great cause!

And the best part, The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap benefits Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight again pediatric cancer.

This year there were 566 participates who helped raise $12,335 for Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, which is pretty awesome and I’m so honored to be a part of such a great cause!

This the BEST Molasses Cookie recipe. This recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s a must bake Christmas cookie every year at our house. These cookies are super chewy with just the right amount of spice.

I love to dip these cookies in white chocolate and decorate them but you could just leave them plain. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Molasses Cookie Recipe

MOLASSES COOKIES INGREDIENTS

 SHORTENING: 3/4 cup of shortening. 

 SUGAR: 1 cup of granulated sugar. 

 MOLASSES: 1/4 cup of dark molasses. 

 EGG: 1 large egg. 

 FLOUR: 2 cups of all-purpose flour. 

 BAKING SODA: 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Make sure your baking soda is no more than 3 months old. If your using old baking soda, the cookies won’t rise properly and will be FLAT.

 CINNAMON: 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. 

 CLOVES: 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. 

 GINGER: 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger. 

 SALT: 1/2 teaspoon of salt. 

 WHITE CHOCOLATE: 8-ounce white chocolate baking bar. You could use 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips, as well.

 SPRINKLES: your favorite holiday sprinkles to decorate. 

Molasses Cookies

HOW TO MAKE MOLASSES COOKIES

To make these Molasses Cookies, simply:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 1: In a large bowl, mix shortening, sugar, molasses, egg, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt together until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

STEP 2: In a small bowl, mix the sugar and ground cinnamon together. This will be used to roll the cookie dough balls into.

STEP 3: Using a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop or 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop cookie dough into balls. I make my cookie dough balls 2 Tablespoons each, which makes the perfect sized cookie. Roll the cookie dough balls into the small bowl of cinnamon-sugar. Then using your hands, slightly press down cookie dough ball to form a mini “hockey puck” and place on prepared baking sheet.

STEP 4: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for 3-5 minutes on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before dipping.

STEP 5: In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 15-second increments, stirring after each time until completely smooth. Dip half of each cookie into white chocolate and top with sprinkles, as shown in Step 6 image above.

STEP 6: Place cookies on baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set. I placed my cookies in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to help the chocolate set faster.

Best Molasses Cookies

ADDITIONAL BAKING TIPS

DON’T OVERMIX THE DOUGH: With almost all my cookie recipes, I always make sure to remind you to not OVERMIX  the cookie dough. Meaning, when you mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, only mix them together until just combined…you should still see some flour in your mixing bowl.

HOW TO SCOOP THE PERFECT COOKIE:  I always use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop, each cookie dough ball has “2 scoops” of cookie dough, meaning that each cookie dough ball is 2 Tablespoons in size. In my opinion, this is the perfect sized cookie. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can use an ice cream scooper but you will only need 1 ice cream scoop of cookie dough.

And to make it super easier for you to learn how to scoop the perfect cookie, I created a step-by-step guide on How To Scoop The Perfect Cookie 

MOLASSES COOKIES FREEZE WELL: To freeze these cookies: bake and let them cool completely. Once cooled, then package in freezer bags and place them in a large freezer-safe storage container. I typically double bag them in freezer bags, then place those bags in large  storage containers. I recommend, dipping them in white chocolate and decorating them with sprinkles AFTER you freeze and thaw them first. 

EASY MOLASSES COOKIES RECIPE

BAKING TOOLS NEEDED

MIXER: I love my KitchenAid Mixer, I use it for everything. Makes baking so much easier!

BAKING SHEET: You will need a large 16×11 inch baking sheet.

SILICONE BAKING MAT OR PARCHMENT PAPER: If you don’t have a silicone baking mat…YOU NEED ONE!

MOLASSES COOKIES DIPPED IN WHITE CHOCOLATE

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Molasses Cookies
Yield: 24 Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

MOLASSES COOKIES:

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces white chocolate baking bars
  • sprinkles

CINNAMON SUGAR:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix shortening, sugar, molasses, egg, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt together until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!
  3. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and ground cinnamon together. This will be used to roll the cookie dough balls into.
  4. Using a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop or 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop cookie dough into balls. I make my cookie dough balls 2 Tablespoons each, which makes the perfect sized cookie. Roll the cookie dough balls into the small bowl of cinnamon-sugar. Then using your hands, slightly press down cookie dough ball to form a mini "hockey puck" and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for 3-5 minutes on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before dipping.
  6. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 15 second increments, stirring after each time until completely smooth. Dip half of each cookie into white chocolate and top with sprinkles, as shown in Step 6 image above.
  7. Place cookies on baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set. I placed my cookies in the refrigerator for 15 miuntes to help the chocolate set faster.

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5 comments on “Molasses Cookies”

  1. Yum, I love molasses cookies! Can’t wait to try these. 🙂

  2. Made these last nite, so yummy, my husband and one year old loved them 🙂

  3. Ohhh soft and chewy with a crunch? Come to Momma!

  4. I love a good molasses cookie, and yours are SO ffestive

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