Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen

A delicately spiced holiday favorite sweetened with molasses.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Add egg, vanilla and molasses and beat until combined. While continuing to beat on low speed, add flour mixture and beat just until combined.

Combine remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and orange zest in a shallow bowl. To form each cookie, roll about 2 tablespoons of the dough into a 1 1/2-inch ball, then roll in sugar mixture and transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake until outer edges begin to set and centers are soft and puffy, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks and set aside to let cool completely.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 cookie, 150 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 2g protein
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