Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins
Modified from 'Food to Live By'. What I liked about these cookies was that they were not overly spiced or too heavy handed with the molasses.
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened (12 tablespoons)
- 1 cup natural cane sugar
- 1⁄2 cup raw sugar, for rolling in the cookies
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (specifically I tested freshly milled Prairie Gold spring wheat from Montana)
- 1 cup unbleached white flour
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Note: I used a KitchenAid stand up mixer to prep the cookie dough. I also cut the recipe in half and used one egg. The dough was a little too wet to form into balls and I added about 1/3 cup more flour.
- Place butter and 1 cup sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixture at medium speed until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and molasses and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together the flours, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- With the mixer on LOW speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; beat until smooth.
- Use an oiled cookie scoop (or similar tool) to form small balls.
- Lightly roll the balls in the raw sugar to coat evenly.
- Arrange the cookie balls on parchment-lined baking sheets, (12 balls at a time on each cookie sheet) 2 inches apart. Press each cookie ball down with the bottom of a buttered drinking glass to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Bake the cookies about 10-12 minutes or until fragrant and the top of the cookies have cracks.
- Transfer the baking sheets to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Then, using a spatula remove the cookies to the wire rack to finish cooling.