Iced Molasses Cookie Recipe

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This week is going to be a little different than normal on here.  In anticipation of all of the holiday baking that’s getting underway, this week (Monday through Saturday) all of the new recipes will be cookie recipes – starting with this Iced Molasses Cookie Recipe. These rich cookies are soft with chewy edges, and they’re absolutely delicious. I’d be interested to hear what you think of this sort of thing, but I hope you enjoy this week!  And don’t forget to check out some of the other cookie recipe links underneath the second picture below. Now, on to cookie week….

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Iced Molasses Cookies
 
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt or 1/4 tsp. salt
Icing
  • 1 ½ c. powdered sugar
  • 3 T. milk, plus more as needed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (use clear if you want it to be white)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Let the butter cook until it just starts to brown.
  2. Pour the melted butter into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using an electric mixer).
  3. Add the sugar and molasses, and beat until well-combined.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides as needed.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract until incorporated.
  6. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  7. Stir in flour mixture until just incorporated.
  8. Cover, and refrigerate (or freeze if you’re in a hurry) for at least 6 hours (or 4 hours in the freezer). If you put the dough in the freezer, you'll need to set it out while the oven preheats.
  9. When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350 F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  10. Drop scoops of dough onto prepared cookie sheets using a medium cookie scoop (1 ½ tablespoons).
  11. Bake for 7-9 minutes. You want the edges to be just barely golden brown.
  12. Remove from oven, and let cool for 5-10 minutes on the cookie sheet.
  13. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
  14. To make the icing, place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until evenly combined. (You may need to add more milk by the 1/2 teaspoon if the glaze is too thick to drizzle.)
  15. Put parchment or baking mats under the cooling rack.
  16. Drizzle icing over the cookies, and enjoy.

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Comments

  1. hicksfan7 says

    These look delicious. My favorite Holiday cookie has always been the Peanut Butter ones with the choc kiss in the middle!

  2. says

    Your cookies are just perfect, Kate. I would swear they were store-bought except your lovely glaze is prettier than anything I’ve seen in fancy bakeries. My husband would LOVE them!
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