Have you ever had a warm molasses cookie? The soft, sweet, and chewy taste and texture make them an enticing treat! If you haven’t had one, you’re missing out, but don’t worry, you are in luck because I am about to tell you how to make these delectable Molasses Cookies.
Only Half An Hour To Prepare
Did I mention how easy these cookies are to make? Once you have the tools and ingredients needed, this snack will take just half an hour to prepare. All you are going to combine the ingredients, potion, and bake the cookies.
What Makes Molasses Cookies Special
These cookies are sweet, chewy, easy to make, and the ingredient are inexpensive; molasses cookies are fantastic! With just a single bite, these classic treats will delight those who’ve had them and make lifelong fans of first-timers.
How To Serve Molasses Cookies
The Molasses Cookies are best to serve at room temperature as a late-night snack with a cold glass of milk. It is also ideal for afterschool munching or as a dessert after a three-course meal. If you choose to have this at a party or any special dining event, your guests will be thrilled.
How Many Servings
As mentioned before, this recipe is great for parties and events as it yields 4 dozen or 48 cookies. That amount is plenty to share; you can always increase the recipe if you think you’re going to need a big serving size.
• Mixing Bowls – you will need two separate bowls, one for the dry ingredients and another for the wet ingredients.
• Electric Mixer – you’ll need an electric hand or stand mixer to cream the shortening and sugar. You can also use a whisk to do this.
Main Ingredients Used
Molasses – I used 1 cup of dark molasses in the cookies. This ingredient gave the cookies their color, flavor, and soft and chewy texture. It is a good source of iron and calcium. So, it is not only tasty but nutritious too.
Butter Milk– An excellent substitute for buttermilk is using a mixture of milk and lemon juice. So if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, this substitute work just as well; just use an equal amount to replace the buttermilk.
• Sugar – Used for flavor and sweetness.
• Shortening – Creamed with sugar.
• Eggs – Beaten, then mixed into the creamed mixture.
• Molasses – Used as the main flavoring for the cookies.
• Vanilla Extract – Gives the cookies an enticing aroma and taste.
• Flour – Provides the cookies with structure.
• Baking Soda – This acts as a raising agent in the cookies.
• Salt – Used in the mixture to enhance the flavor
• Cinnamon – Enhances flavor and spice in the cookies.
• Ginger – Adds spice and depth of flavor.
• Buttermilk – Combined with the dry mixture and liquid ingredients.
• Raisins – Stirred into the cookie mixture.
Steps To Make The Cookies
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Using the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and shortening until combined, then add the vanilla, molasses, and eggs and beat well.
3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
4. Combine both mixtures while alternating the flour and buttermilk until combined well. Fold in the raisins.
5. Scoop and roll the dough into balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
6. Place the cookies in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
7. Serve warm.
Cream The Sugar And Shortening
This step is necessary for trapping air in your mixture. It helps give the cookie structure when you beat air into the butter; the sugar then traps the air in the creamed mixture. Please ensure that the tools used, as well as the butter, are all at room temperature.
Cream By Hand
As the first step in the recipe, we creamed the shortening and sugar until they combined. We used an electric mixer to achieve this because it was the quickest and most efficient way. However, if you don’t have a mixer, you can also use a regular whisk to beat the ingredients to get the same result.
The Molasses Cookie is pretty easy to store. You can keep them in an airtight container with a piece of bread to prevent them from losing moisture; they will last for about 14-21 days. Otherwise, you can freeze them for up to 3-4 months of long-term storage,
Anxious to make some on your own now, right? If you follow the instructions step by step, you’ll be munching on these cookies in no time. The Molasses Cookies are as simple as 123; they look good, smell good, and taste even better. Please don’t keep them all to yourself; Prepare, share and enjoy.
- 2 cup sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 cup dark Molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 cup flour
- 3 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 cup butter milk
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
- Cream the sugar and the shortening together in a large bowl. Mix into the creamed mixture the beaten eggs, vanilla, and molasses until combined.
- In a large bowl, combine the ginger, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and flour until well blended.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture while alternating with the buttermilk until combined. Stir in the raisins until incorporated.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out the dough and form balls of dough. Place the balls onto the lined cookie sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cookies spring back when pressed lightly.
- Take the cookie from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before serving.