Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies are bursting with rich, warm flavor from molasses, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. The perfect cookie for the Holiday season! #cookie #recipe #molasses #oldfashioned #ginger #cinnamon #Christmas #christmascookies #cookietray #cookieexchange
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4tablespoonsTurbinado sugaror Sparkling sugar, to coat cookie balls
This dough is thick therefore I recommend using an electric mixer! In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides. Mix until combined.
Add in the eggs and molasses until completely blended. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides. Mix to combine.
In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together. Then, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well until combined completely.
Cover the dough tightly and refrigerate 1 to 12 hours. The dough needs to be thoroughly chilled. When the dough is thoroughly chilled and ready to be rolled, it will be very stiff. When you're ready to bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and coat them with Turbinado sugar. Bake the cookies on a silicone mat on a sheet pan, placed 1-2 inches apart for 10-12 min. The cookies may crackle on top (mine did not). When they're done they will have golden edges.