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molasses cookies

13 years ago

I made this recipe and had a heck of a time making balls with batter even after i put the dough in the fridge overnight. It was wet and sticky, is there something wrong with the recipe?

n to see more molasses cookie recipes.

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


* 2 cups all-purpose flour, measure after sifting

* 2 teaspoons baking soda

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

* 1 1/4 cups butter, at room temperature, (2 1/2 sticks)

* 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

* 1 large egg

* 1/4 cup molasses


Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat sheets.

Combine the first 6 ingredients, mixing to thorouthly blend. Add the remaining ingredients; beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times. Wrap the dough in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350° with the rack in the center position. Roll the chilled dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the tops are set, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 36 soft molasses cookies.

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