SPICE MOLASSES COOKIES

Ingredients Spice Molasses Cookies Recipe :

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • Grated zest of one orange
    (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice1/3 cup dried cranberries

Ingredients for Baking:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sugar for rolling (optional)

Instructions for Jar:

Place brown sugar in 1-quart jar and pack down firmly and evenly. In
medium bowl, combine flour with baking soda, orange zest, cinnamon,
ginger, cloves and allspice. Stir well to mix. Spoon flour mixture over
brown sugar, pressing down with each addition. Place cranberries over
flour mixture and press down to fit all in jar. Place lid on jar to close.

Instructions for Baking:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Empty contents of jar into large mixing bowl.
Add egg, butter, molasses and vanilla. Beat on low speed or by hand
until dough is thoroughly blended. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto
parchment lined cookie sheet. Or form into balls and roll in sugar if
you prefer more of a crackle top cookie. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or
until set. Makes about 4 dozen.

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