Today I had a hankering for some homemade cookies. When I looked in my pantry cabinet and saw a bottle of molasses I knew I needed a yummy batch of molasses cookies.
My lovely friend Christine makes the best molasses cookies. The first time we had her and Kevin over, she brought a plate of the scrumptious cookies and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. They tasted so good that I thought they must have to be a secret family recipe, perfected over the ages. Christine told me they were just the top recipe from Pinterest though, ha!
Molasses cookies taste so warm and comforting, and they are perfect for Fall, so I had to make some today. I searched them on Pinterest, picked the top recipe, and made them, with a few minor changes owing to the ingredients that I had on hand.
So quick and easy, and they made our apartment smell so good! If you need some yummy cookies quick, you’ll love this recipe!
Easy Molasses Cookies:
½ c sugar
½ c brown sugar
¾ c salted butter, softened
¼ c molasses
2 c whole wheat flour (you can totally use white here too, but you may need to add up to a 1/4 cup more)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 pinches pink salt
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp cloves
¼ tsp nutmeg
Sugar for coating
- Combine sugar, butter, molasses, and egg. Beat until creamy. Add dry ingredients and beat until everything is thoroughly mixed (I used my hand mixer, but good old elbow grease works too).
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While oven is preheating, place the dough bowl in the freezer to chill the dough.
- Roll dough into 2 inch balls (or whatever size you wish).
- Roll each dough ball in sugar to coat.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes.
Hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I did! Sometimes you just need a couple of cookies and a cup of coffee (or milk, or tea), you know?