Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2002, America's Test Kitchen TV

Dry, tasteless molasses cookies belong on a Christmas tree, not in a cookie jar. We made more than 50 batches to find the best recipe for an uncommonly soft, chewy cookie with warm, tingling spices.

SERVESMakes about 22 cookies

TIME1¼ hours, plus 20 minutes cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our ideal molasses cookie recipe would produce a charmingly crackled and crinkled cookie with an uncommonly moist, chewy interior and a spicy flavor with undertones of dark, bittersweet molasses. To make this molasses cookie recipe a realit...

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