Anna Holoman’s “Melt in Your Mouth Molasses Cookies”
By: Anna Holoman - WITN-7 News
Updated: Thu 4:35 PM, Nov 16, 2006
2 cups flour (all-purpose, spooned and leveled)
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, a shallow one, place 1/2 cup sugar and set aside.
In another bowl, beat butter and remaining cup of sugar with electric mixed until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses. Turn mixer to low and then gradually beat in dry ingredients until a dough forms.
Pinch off sections of dough and roll into balls. Each one should be about 1 tablespoon. Roll balls in sugar you set aside in shallow bowl.
Put balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake until edges firm up, about 10 to 15 minutes.
If you want the “crackle” look, you need to bake one sheet at a time. You can bake two sheets at a time, but then you won’t get the uniform “crackle” look.
Cool 1 minute on baking sheets, then move to racks to cool completely.
The cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
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