These flavorful chewy molasses cookies are nothing like what you’ve had in the past. Perfectly balanced flavors meet in an irresistibly chewy cookie that is perfect for dunking!
So I don’t know what’s up with me, but I’ve been wanting all the holiday things. Not just Halloween things, but all things holiday. It’s like fall came and a flip switched in my brain and I’m singing some weird mash-up of “This is Halloween” and “Here Comes Santa Clause.” It’s not pretty, but it is what it is. And that’s why today, I am sharing with you one of my favorite Christmas cookies. A soft, chewy, molasses cookie that is totally irresistible, especially when there is a glass of milk within dunking reach.
I’ve always loved molasses cookies, but never had my own go-to recipe. I mean, there was one recipe, but it was so inconsistent and they’d come out completely differently every time. I am proud to say that I finally have a go-to recipe that I will use forever, and yes, they come out perfectly every single time. You know why? Because it’s from The Perfect Cookie cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen and you know you can’t go wrong with a recipe from them.
We learn to keep the flavor balanced with real butter, brown sugar, and light or dark molasses. That blackstrap molasses should never be used because the flavor is over powering and can be off-putting. And like with a perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookie, your molasses cookies should be slightly under baked when you remove them so they edges will stay crispy and the middles become irresistibly chewy. I have to confess that I’ve never has a molasses cookie this good before. thew chewiness alone made me grab two or three cookies at a time for me to snack on. I am probably responsible for an entire batch of these chewy molasses cookies disappearing.
This cookie is so good, I can easily see myself baking them almost year-round (you know, provided it’s not too hot to turn on the oven for any reason). Once you’ve had one, I know you will end up agreeing!