Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies

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...

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 reality, we started with all-purpose flour and used butter rather than shortening for full, rich flavor. The precise right amounts of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and spices gave us the flavor we wanted. Taking the cookies out of the oven when they looked underdone gave our molasses cookies the chewiness we required.

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Cookie Jar FavoritesSeason 3, Ep. 322

Thick, chewy chocolate cookies and spiced molasses cookies are classics. Watch as we discover which types of chocolate and molasses make these favorites great again.