These molasses cookies make the perfect holiday treat and have become one of my favorite holiday cookies to make!
Little A and I have started our holiday baking! I love all the holiday goodies she chose for us to make this month. The first recipe we made last week was molasses cookies. This was my first stab at the famed holiday cookie and they turned out pretty darn good!
Have I told you how much I love baking with my girl? Usually I give her a bowl and some flour and she “makes” her own cookies. But this time she actually helped with the recipe. I love that we’re able to spend time together doing something we love; and that I’m able to pass on my love of baking to her.
They are thicker and fluffier than other molasses cookies I’ve tried, but if you prefer a crunchier cookie, let them sit a day or two and they get a bit of a crunch.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar (plus extra for coating)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup molasses
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt together. Set aside.
- In bowl of stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg.
- Add water and molasses and mix to combine.
- Add in flour mixture in 2 additions.
- Add a 1/4 cup of sugar to a small bowl.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and coat in sugar.
- Place cookies on parchment lined cookie sheet and press to slightly flatten.
- Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Little cookie monster trying to get her hands on some yummy goodness. Love those little hands.