Molasses Spice Cookies: PhotoBlogARecipe!

So basically, I make these cookies ALL THe TIME. Why? Because everyone loves them. (So far in my life, this is true). They’re chewy with a slight crunch, they’re spicy and very flavorful, and they’re actually not full of fat and awful things. I know – let that sink in. I’ve photoblogged it – my photo skills are atrocious, fyi – and the complete recipe is at the bottom if you absolutely hate pictures of things. Heeeere we go!

Molasses Spice Cookies

Steps 1, 2, and 3.

Step 1: 3 Tablespoons of Margarine or Butter – I use margarine because it’s cheaper, true story. Use butter if you want.

Step 2: Add 1/3 C. packed brown sugar (light or dark) to the margarine/butter in a large bowl.

Step 3: Mix. I use a wooden spoon for this whole recipe b/c margarine and sugar are pretty easy to blend… you can use an electric mixer for this step if wanted.

Steps 4, 5, and 6.

(Step 4 picture is just the margarine and sugar blended.)
Step 5: add 1/4 C molasses. I use a hearty blackstrap, but whatever you have is fine.
Step 6: blend together with your wooden spoon or implement of choice.

Steps 7 and 8.

Step 7: Add in 1/2 teaspoon of: cinnamon, ginger, baking powder. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of: salt, baking soda, cloves. (I love cloves so I add somewhere between 1/4 t and 1/2 t… your choice.)
Step 8: Add in 3/4 C flour.

Steps 9 and 10
Step 9: Gently mix in the flour with wooden spoon. Don’t overmix! It’s kind of a pasty dough to begin with.
Step 10: Arrange in small teaspoons on *greased* cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, let cool on cookie sheet for at least 2-3 minutes (they will harden as the minutes pass). Transfer to cooling rack. EAT.

Nutritional information per 2 cookies (recipe makes about 24 cookies, so 12 servings total):

Nutrition Facts
Molasses Spice recipe
  12 Servings

 

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 87.3
  Total Fat 2.3 g
  Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 129.5 mg
  Potassium 199.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 18.2 g
  Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
  Sugars 8.1 g
  Protein 0.8 g
  Vitamin A 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 2.6 %
  Vitamin C 0.0 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 0.0 %
  Calcium 6.6 %
  Copper 8.3 %
  Folate 3.6 %
  Iron 9.3 %
  Magnesium 4.5 %
  Manganese 12.6 %
  Niacin 2.7 %
  Pantothenic Acid     0.9 %
  Phosphorus     1.3 %
  Riboflavin 2.5 %
  Selenium 5.7 %
  Thiamin 4.2 %
  Zinc 0.8 %

Recipe for printable purposes (copy/paste)

You’re going to need:

3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves (okay, so i added a little extra, they’re my favorite spice)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 C. brown sugar
3 tbsp. margarine or butter (softened!)
1/4 C. molasses

Okay, so beat the brown sugar and the margarine together until it’s creamy- 2 minutes on a higher speed should do the trick, or you can just use a wooden spoon to combine. Beat/mix in the molasses. Then spoon in all the dry ingredients – don’t use your electric mixer here, a wooden spoon will work it in just fine. It’ll be kind of a pasty-ish batter, no worries. Okay, rounded teaspoonfuls onto a *greased* cookie sheet, and then press them down flat with your fingers. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350. They’ll get crispy edges and darken. Take them out, let them sit for a minute on the sheet, then put them on your basic cooling rack for a bit. FANTASTIC. 

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