I bought some molasses cookies from Dollarama the other day and was so addicted to them it hurt. They have iron, so that's a plus... but they also have sugar and of course preservatives. I decided to try baking some at home to see if it's possible to make yummy ones. Then I will try to make a healthier version.
I found a recipe off Allrecipes and modified it as per the comments/reviews and tried it out this past Sunday. It's not terribly original on my part since I'm just copying... but they turned out SO WELL that I am posting the recipe anyway. I'm also changing the name because "molasses cookies" just sounds lame.
Ease: 1 very easy
Time: 3 somewhat quick (all baking takes long!)
Ingredients: easy to get
Source: Inspiration from AllRecipes.com
- 3/4 cup margarine, partially melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c molasses
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger (1/2 tsp + "some more")
- 1 Tbsp white sugar extra
- Mix wet ingredients: Mix margarine, sugar, egg until smooth. Add molasses and stir.
- Mix dry ingredients: Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
- Blend dry mix into wet mix.
- Cover and chill at least 1/2 hour (original recipe recommended 1 hour).
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and then roll in sugar (note that I only rolled one side of the balls to reduce sugar). Place cookies ~ 2" apart on ungreased cookie trays.
- Bake 7 minutes until tops are starting to crack. Watch closely because the longer they cook, the harder they get. 7 minutes yields a soft cookie that stays soft at least one day (speaking from experience)