Last year at about this time, I made cookies like these for my molasses-cookie-loving friend.
Chewy molasses cookies perfect for curing homesickness while I was in Europe.
This time around, they’re still spicy, crackly, and chewy. But even better. And still so sparkly!
Actually…possibly sparklier. Always a good thing.
Except this time around, I’m happily writing from home sweet home.
While planning a trip to Europe. (!!!) With my molasses-cookie friend.
Things coming full circle = freaks me out.
Chewy Molasses Cookies
Adapted from Sweet Little Details
1/4 cup butter (half a stick)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
1 and 1/8 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
granulated sugar to roll the dough
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and blend thoroughly
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugars.
Beat in molasses and egg.
Gradually blend in the flour mixture until dough is smooth.
Chill dough (I personally prefer overnight)
Roll dough into heaping tablespoons and roll into granulated sugar.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.