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Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen
Time 40 min
A delicately spiced holiday favorite sweetened with molasses.
Special Diets:
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, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
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Method

Preheat the 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, about 4 minutes.

Add egg, vanilla and molasses and beat until combined, about 1 minute.

Add flour mixture and beat just until combined, about 30 seconds.

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 parchment paper-lined 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 cool completely.

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  • 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, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.