Chewy Molasses Cookies
Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 42 servings
Get cozied up with a cookie and find some edible comfort from the cold of winter! Chewy Molasses Cookies are infused with the warm, smoky, and sweet flavor of molasses, accented with ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, perfect for getting warmed up after a hearty meal! Topped with crunchy sugar, Chewy Molasses Cookies encourage you to savor the moment as well as every bite! You may be tempted to skip dinner just so you have more room for these cookies!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs, vanilla, and molasses, mixing on medium speed until well-combined, about 1-2 minutes.
Add the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice, stirring until just combined but being careful not to over-mix. Over-mixing leads to gluten development, which leads to tougher cookies.
Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and dip it in the white sparkling sugar on one side only.
Place the scoop of dough, sugar side up, on the prepared baking sheets.
Repeat the scooping and dipping process with the rest of the dough.
Bake until the edges of the cookies are set, but the cookies still look a little under-baked in the cracks, about 8-14 minutes.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool to room temperature.