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Spiced Molasses Cookies

Spice Islands®

Spiced Molasses Cookies


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 29 minutes

36 cookies


1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided

1 egg

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup dark molasses


Preheat oven to 375º F

Mix flours, baking soda, spices, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Cream butter, brown sugar and 1/3 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until well blended. Add molasses; mix well. Add flour mixture, and mix until incorporated. Chill for up to 1 hour, if dough seems too soft.

Place remaining 1/3 cup sugar into a shallow bowl. Form cookies into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for approximately 8 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake.

Recipe Note: Cookies will seem slightly under done when removed from the oven, but after they are allowed to rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, they will have a soft chewy texture.

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