I have never made Molasses cookies before, but my husband hounded me until I broke down and made them. He does not like sweets much, but he loved these cookies, they aren't overly sweet are nice and chewy, and a bit spicy.
I found the recipe on the Joy of Baking Website, they have some great recipes! Check it out!
One other thing I had to share that I am very excited about, I was contacted by the Saturday Evening Post asking permission to use one of our Photo's in their Bi-Monthly Magazine, I am so exited!
On to the recipe! This one is a keeper.
2 cups AP flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 tbl Vegetable or Canola Oil
1/3 cup Unsulphured Molasses (spray your measuring cup with pan spray and it will come out cleanly)
1 large egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Granulated sugar for garnish
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
Sift or whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices, set aside
In the bowl of your electric mixer or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes)
Add the oil, molasses, egg and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated, add the flour mixture and continue to beat until well mixed
Cover and chill until firm about 2 hours or even overnight
Place about 1 cup of granulated sugar in a bowl and roll the dough into 1 inch balls (I use a one inch scooper) and roll them around in the sugar (coat well)
Place on your Silpat/baking sheet or baking sheet sprayed with pan spray, you should be able to fit 12 of them on a large size baking sheet (using the flat bottom of a glass flatten each cookie slightly)
Bake for 9 minutes only, they should be a bit underdone, they will firm up as they sit
Makes 2 dozen cookies