Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies


These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! 

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! While there’s a lot more to the season than Christmas cookies, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a lot of homemade, festive, ’tis-the-season-type cookies. From sugar cookies to classic chocolate chip cookies (aka, chocolate chippers) to thumbprint cookies, it’s like a full on cookie bakery around here during the holidays.

I mean, I’m not complaining. All too soon January will arrive and so will those let’s-eat-healthier resolutions, which always end before February in a pile of guilt and chocolate brownies. So for now, I’m enjoying all of my guiltless cookie eating. 😉

These molasses cookies are by far one of my favorite Christmas cookies. My mom used to make these all of the time when we were younger, and between the molasses and subtle notes of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, these absolutely taste like Christmas.

Sweet and chewy, these molasses sugar cookies are a Christmas must!

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! I pretty much only eat molasses two ways: in these molasses sugar cookies and in cream of wheat. Since I actually haven’t eaten cream of wheat (aka the glue that ruins bowls forever) in something like 15 years, I should retract my previous statement. What I should’ve said is, I only eat molasses one way: in these chewy cookies.

I don’t hate it. 😉

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! The recipe for these cookies comes from a cookbook my elementary school put on as a fundraiser. It was a fantastic idea, and it has some of the best recipes I’ve ever tasted. All of the parents submitted their best recipes, and we students got to participate in a photo shoot for the book. As a first grader, there was seriously nothing cooler (except maybe my lime green vest and jellies #trendsetter) than getting out of school for something like this.

Even though this book was put out nearly 20 years ago, it still has some of my family’s favorite recipes in it, especially these cookies. They are a winner!

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays! There’s plenty of time to make these before Christmas! *hint hint*

Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 2 Dozen Cookies

Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together, until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in molasses and egg, and beat until well combined.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, and slowly incorporate into the wet ingredients.
  4. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll dough into about 1 1/2" balls, and the roll in sugar. Place 2" apart on the baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until tops have cracked and the cookies are set.

Notes

http://www.alattefood.com/chewy-molasses-sugar-cookies/

 

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays!

Here are some other favorite Christmas cookie recipes:

Soft-Baked Cutout Sugar Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies


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