Sweet Tooth of the Month-Molasses Spice Cookies

Our friends at I Shot the Chef have perfected the ultimate cookie recipe. With a little help from Martha Stewart’s original recipe, this one promises to indulge your sweet tooth! Always remember to floss and brush for at least two minutes after eating any sweets!

Makes 36

2 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 c raw sugar

1 c sugar

3/4 c (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg

1/4 c molasses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl, place the raw sugar; set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until combined. Beat in egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms.
  3. Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 tablespoon. I use a small scoop to ensure the cookies are uniform in size. Roll balls in raw sugar to coat.
  4. Arrange balls on baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. No need to flatten… they will spread as they bake into perfect circles. Bake, one sheet at a time, until edges of cookies are just firm, 12 to 17 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet half way though baking. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer to racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.

Makes about 36 cookies

Let us know how they turn out!

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