Anna Marie's Molasses Cookies


Anna Marie brought a tasty cookie this year. I heard a LOT of people talking about these spicy little numbers. They are from The Silver Palate Cookbook. This is an excellent cookbook. Filled with all sorts of delicious recipes (I'm obviously partial to the cookie section).

MOLASSES COOKIES
"The Silver Palate Cookbook"

12 Tbsp. sweet butter (sweet=unsalted)
1 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Melt butter; add sugar and molasses, and mix thoroughly. Lightly beat egg and add to butter mixture, blend well. Sift flour with spices, salt and baking soda, and add to first mixture; mix. Batter will be wet. Lay a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet. Drop tablespoons of cookie batter on foil, leaving 3 inches between the cookies. These will spread during baking. Bake at 350 degrees until cookies start to darken, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven while still soft. Let cookies cool on foil, but remove foil from cookie sheet. Makes 24 very large flat cookies. These soft, chewy, spicy cookies will stay moist, in an airtight tin, for at least a week.

Note - It is easy to overbake these cookies. Remove them from the oven earlier than you think.

5 comments:

Morgan-- said...

I love molasses! SO Im sure these were good!

Baking Addict said...

Looks great. Will have to check out that book.

Nirmala said...

Yummy. They look moist and chewy which is the way I love my cookies.

ET said...

I've just made them. After 8 minutes, they seemed underdone, so I put them in the oven for another 2 minutes. The texture has improved a lot, I think :)
I didn't have any ginger so I added some cardamom instead.

Stella said...

These sound delicious, and that is a super cool picture-love the lighting and style!