These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses are warm flavours due to their spices.
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ginger (ground ginger)
- 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon (ground cinnamon)
- 1⁄4 tsp allspice (ground allspice).
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄8 tsp cloves (ground cloves).
- 1/2 cup of butter (softened, room temperature)
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar (dark)
- 125 ml molasses (syrup)
- 1 egg (large)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sugar (golden sugar or ordinary sugar, for decoration)
- Heat the oven to 180º C. Prepare a soup plate with the sugar.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and ground spices in a bowl.
- In another larger bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar to a smooth paste and then add the molasses.
- Now add the egg and vanilla extract.
- We incorporate the spiced flour little by little.
- We take generous spoonfuls of the dough and form the dough into balls, which we roll in the sugar in the soup plate.
- Distribute the cookies on the baking tray, leaving a space of 5-7 cm between the cookies and the edges.
- Put the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, until they have spread and the golden brown surface.
- Remove the tray from the oven and place it on a wire rack. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 2-3 minutes on the same tray, then transfer them to the rack, with the help of a metal spatula, to finish cooling.
- If there is still dough left, prepare another batch of cookies by repeating steps 6 to 9.
The yield depends on the size of the cookies and may vary. If the cookies are made larger, they may take a little longer to make.
Many spiced cookie recipes have their origins in Central European cuisine. This recipe is very similar to German spiced cookies.
Total baking time