Bake all the Things
Time to get baking!
I don't even want to know how few days are left until Christmas. I swear I am not going to make it! LOL! I have recently started working at an amazing kitchen store, and I'm totally happy, but it's messing with my schedule! I haven't worked in a very long time and so got very accustomed to having most of the day to get the "extra stuff" (baking, Christmas shopping) out of the way before grabbing my daughter from school. I am managing but I honestly don't know how normal working people do this! I am in awe of your abilities to plan and multitask!!
That said I am still prepared to bring you as many holiday recipes as I can between now and Christmas! Today I got the molasses spice cookies done. I honestly haven't a clue where this recipe came from. Probably some corner of the internet but it's now just an index card in my recipe box. These cookies are so tasty and have a good balance of crispy edges with gooey centres. And, despite being rolled in sugar, aren't insanely sweet. I love them! Hopefully you will too.
Molasses Spice Cookies
2 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 C granulated sugar, divided
3/4 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 C molasses
Place 1/2 C granulated sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and remaining 1 C of granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, and the molasses. Beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture until just combined.
Scoop tbsp size balls and roll in the small bowl of sugar until well coated. Place on parchment lined baking sheet 3" apart.
Bake at 350F for 10-15 mins (my sweet spot was 13 mins). Edges should just be starting to firm up, centres soft and gooey, they'll firm up further as they cool. Allow to cool fully on a rack.
As always I want to see what you've been baking so be sure to tag your Instagram photos with #ragebake !