Chewy Molasses Cookies

Source: CookingLight.com

Serves 24 (serving size 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses

 

Instructions

  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  2. Place butter, 5 tablespoons granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 5 minutes or until fluffy. Add egg; beat 30 seconds. Add molasses; beat just until combined. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat at low speed or just until combined. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Shape dough into 24 balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Roll balls in remaining 3 tablespoons sugar; place 2 inches apart on baking sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or just until set. Cool 3 minutes on pan; remove to a wire rack.

Notes

  • Hands-on Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 96
  • Fat 3.2g
  • Satfat 1.9g
  • Monofat 0.8g
  • Polyfat 0.2g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Fiber 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Iron 1mg
  • Sodium 85mg
  • Calcium 15mg