November 11, 2008

Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies

What a chewy cookie!

2 cups all purpose flour
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
(Because nutmeg is a strong spice, for my taste, i would make this a 1/4 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar, set aside
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsulfared molasses
(easy to find in the maple syrup aisle)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in the center. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices & salt. Set aside.

With electric mixer, beat the butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and then molasses. Reduce speed to low and gradually add in dry ingredients, beating just until a dough forms.

Using 1 level tablespoon per cookie, roll dough into balls and then roll the balls in sugar.

Place dough on baking sheet, about 3 inches apart. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges are just firm, 10-12 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

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