Wow! Can you believe we are already to day 7 of our 25 days of holiday cookies and treats? Today we are sharing seriously yummy Molasses Cookies!
Oh my these are so good!
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1. Cream butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, molasses, milk and vanilla
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
3. Gradually add in flour mixture to sugar mixture
4. Roll into 1 1/4 inch balls, roll in sugar, place on sprayed baking sheets
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes until tops crack and edges are slightly firm.
Cool on wire racks
Duff Goldman Baking Tips
1. I always use a cooking spray to coat my pans when baking a cake. Some bakers say it ruins your pans, but the exact opposite is true. Cooking sprays season your pans, and if you use one like Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray which has a high smoking point, your cakes will never burn from overheated oil.
2. Don't over-work your flour! Gluten is the protein in flour so when you mix dough and batter for too long, the protein chain just gets stronger and stronger and you end up with cookies and pastries that are too chewy and not tender. Think bagels. Do you want a muffin with the chewiness of a bagel? Of course not.
3. When a recipe says to scrape down the sides of the bowl when mixing a dough or batter, DO IT! If not, you'll end up with a big bit of baking soda or salt in your finished product because your product wasn't mixed well. Yum!
4. Almost always under-bake your products by a few minutes. Everything keeps baking for a bit outside of the oven, so if you pull your baked goods when they are done, they will over-bake.
5. Pastry flour, cake flour, all-purpose flour, and bread flour are all different things. Learn what they are and when to use each and your baking will improve immensely.
- Cream butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg, molasses, milk and vanilla
- Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
- Gradually add in flour mixture to sugar mixture
- Roll into 1 1/4 inch balls, roll in sugar, place on sprayed baking sheets
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes until tops crack and edges are slightly firm.
- Cool on wire racks
Recipe originally shared on December 5, 2013. Updated September 2020.