My husband made a trip out to Michigan for a “guy's weekend” a few years back- to hang out with all of the uncles and cousins in his family (his Mom has nine brothers and sisters- so there are a lot of them!) When he came home- he raved about the molasses cookies that his cousin brought along- and thankfully hooked me up with the recipe! These soft and chewy molasses cookies have been a family favorite holiday cookie ever since!
In fact, we've been known to bake them for birthdays and stick a candle in the top of a stack of them as an alternative to a birthday cake! That's how much we love them!
Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookie Recipe:
- ¾ cup margarine at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup molasses (we use light molasses, but dark works too)
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- granulated sugar for rolling the balls of dough
- In a large bowl beat together at low speed the margarine and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg, beating until well blended.
- In a medium-sized bowl, blend flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves, and ginger. Add to molasses mixture; mix well. Cover and chill.
- Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and place on parchment covered cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 1 minute. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
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