Here's my contribution to the Book & Cook Holiday Blog Festival. Scroll down to find out how you can add your recipe and play along!
These molasses crackle top cookies are addictive. Relatives hoard them, pushing each other aside to get to the box (seriously!). People beg for the recipe. My husband's college professor stalked me for months asking for it. (And I do usually give it out no problem, but let's just say she made the naughty no-cookies-for-you list.)
Why such passion about a cookie? They taste like Christmas. Like Santa is coming. If the holiday had a flavor, these cookies would be it. Make these cookies and you'll go down in history...just like Rudolph.
Michelle's Molasses Crackle Top Cookies
Makes approximately 1 1/2 dozen cookies.
Preheat oven to 375F.
-Mix dry ingredients in a bowl:
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tsps baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsps. cinnamon
- 2 tsps. ground ginger
- 1 tbsp. ground cloves
-In the mixing bowl cream together:
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus extra for rolling cookies in)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (light brown is okay, but dark is best)
-Once the butter and sugar are creamed add:
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
-When all the wet ingredients are incorporated, add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time.
-Form dough into balls about the size of a ping pong ball and roll in sugar before placing on the cookie sheet.
-Bake for 10-11 minutes at 375F.
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