Soft Molasses Cookies

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Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the molasses while mixing at slow speed, then the baking soda, salt, and spices.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.
  5. Stir in the flour.
  6. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°; lightly grease (or line with parchment paper) two baking sheets.
  8. Shape or scoop the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here.
  9. Roll them in sugar and put them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between them.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes; the centers will look soft and puffy, which is ok.
  11. As long as the bottoms are set enough to lift partway off the cookie sheet without bending or breaking, they are ready to come out of the oven.
  12. Cool the cookies on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

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