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A Cookie Named Desire Bakes Our Molasses Spice Cookies
The softest, chewiest molasses cookies you’ll bake this season.
12-18-2017
America's Test Kitchen

Portable, fun to make, easy to gift, and open to countless flavor variations, cookies are everyone's favorite sweet treat. In the test kitchen's first all-cookie book, The Perfect Cookie, we've created a one-stop shop for every cookie recipe you could want, from simple side-of-the-saucer snacks like Shortbread Cookies to intricate treats like Italian Rainbow Cookies and holiday cookies like Peppermint Candy Canes. Each of the 250 recipes are kitchen-tested to not only work, but to exceed expectations every time. And with almost 25 years of experience baking cookies and bars of all kinds, we've also provided all the tips and tricks for executing perfect cookies every time.


 

The best molasses spice cookies combine a homespun crinkled appearance with a chewy texture and a deep, gently spiced molasses flavor. That's what Amanda from A Cookie Named Desire wanted when she prepared a recipe for Molasses Spice Cookies from one of our latest releases, The Perfect Cookie. The result was a cookie that surpassed her expectations.

“These flavorful chewy molasses cookies are nothing like what you’ve had in the past," she wrote. "Perfectly balanced flavors meet in an irresistibly chewy cookie that is perfect for dunking!”

According to Amanda from A Cookie Named Desire, our Molasses Spice Cookies are perfect for dunking.

The secret to our perfect cookies is a modest amount of dark brown sugar, which boosted the sweetness and added strong caramel notes. To complement the assertive sweeteners, we used a powerful yet balanced team of spices (including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and black pepper) providing warmth and just enough bite.

“I’ve always loved molasses cookies, but never had my own go-to recipe," Amanda wrote. "I am proud to say that I finally have a go-to recipe that I will use forever, and yes, they come out perfectly every single time.”

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The Perfect Cookie

There are tips and tricks throughout, and insight on everything from what makes a cookie crunchy vs. chewy, to equipment and ingredients that set you up for success, and a troubleshooting guide that keeps you in control of every batch. The result? The perfect cookie, every time.
 

Check out more of Amanda's review and the recipe for Molasses Spice Cookies here. And for more information about the book (including free recipes!), go here.

What kind of cookies do you plan to make this season? Let us know in the comments.

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