Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Molasses Brown Sugar Cookies


I loved these cookies. Like ate-a-lot-when-they-came-out-of-the-oven loved them. And some more after that. And more tonight. With the fall coming in, these are the perfect take to a neighbor gift. I am usually a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate anything, but these cookies rival that! The sweet molasses and brown sugar combine to make one killer cookie!

Molasses Brown Sugar Cookies
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8 Tbs. butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 egg whites
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling

In a large bowl, with a handheld electric mixer or using an electric stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, egg whites and molasses. In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture and mix until combined. Cover and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the granulated sugar in a shallow dish. Form the dough into 1 1/2-tablespoon sized balls and roll each one in the sugar. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased or lined baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tops are crackly and the edges are set. Don’t overbake or they will lose their chewy texture. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 30 cookies.
Recipe from Melskitchencafe.com

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Chels, I'm totally laughing because when I saw your picture, I was like, "Man, I want to make those cookies! I need the recipe!" and then I saw where you got the recipe and realized I need to make these again because your cookies look yummier than mine. :)