Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Molasses Cookies

Contrary to popular opinion, molasses cookies can be and should be enjoyed all year long...don't you think? I know they are kinda gingerbready, but we make them year-round. I love making them for summer picnics because they are a nice, sturdy cookie. Perfect for toting on bike rides, on hikes and to summer concerts. A few years ago, I started putting bread flour into my cookies. They are a bit more dense and chewier. I have no scientific proof of why...but you will have to try it and let me know what you think.

Do you enjoy molasses cookies all year...or are they only baked at Christmas?

{Christmas in July!}


Cream Together:
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup organic sugar

¼ cup Brer Rabbit Molasses {unsulphured, mild flavor}
1 egg
Stir together and add to molasses mix:
3 cups flour{{or 2 cups flour + 1 cup bread flour}}
2 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. sea salt salt
1 tsp. each of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves
Mix well.
Roll into balls{about the size of a golf ball
Roll balls in organic sugar
Place on SILPAT
Bake for 10 minutes @ 375. Let sit for a few minutes.
Makes about 16 cookies.

Usually organic sugar is optional, but in this recipe it makes them oh.so.good!

**The cookie bag is from Cash and Carry...may used for sandwiches, snacks, gift cards and envelopes.

Shared with: our simple country life


  1. I do! And they are one of our favorites around here! I bring them to a lot of get-togethers and always get told how yummy they are :)