There’s something special about baking cookies around the holidays. It has been awhile since I’ve made any cookies (call it my total lack of a sweet-tooth), but I thought I would make these delicious chewy spiced cookies. I love soft cookies and these hit the bill. I also love the cinnamon, ginger, and clove spices in these cookies. There’s no lack of flavor. This holiday season consider making a batch of these awesome cookies.
Chewy Spiced Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
- 4 cups (500 grams) flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- additional sugar, for rolling
- Preheat oven to 375ºF (or if you live near 5,000 ft add 5º, so 380ºF).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Whip together until fluffy.
- Add eggs and mix together until pale yellow, then add molasses and mixture throughly.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
- Add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture. Mix until combined.
- Use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make your cookie ball. Roll each ball of dough in sugar. Place the cookie dough on the prepared sheet pan. Place the sheet pan in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill.
- Bake until puffed and edges are set, 9-11 minutes. Let cool on the sheet pan for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- The original recipe calls for way WAY too much sugar. I cut the amount considerably and used only 1 cup of sugar. I recognize that the American palette may not find the cookie very good with this reduced amount of sugar. I suggest starting with 1 cup of sugar and increasing the amount if needed. Recipe adapted from Completely Delicious.