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Molasses Cookies

This cookie recipe belongs to my mother in law. My sister-in-law posted it on her blog and I am stealing her picture. Thanks Re!

Molasses Cookies with Candy Corn

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1 large egg
1/4 c molasses
1 tsp baking soda
granulated sugar
candy corns

Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat until incorporated. Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and baking soda in a large bowl. Slowly add the 'dry team' (flour mixture) to the 'wet team' (butter mixture) and beat until well blended.

Refrigerate dough until firm (at least 2 hours)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookies sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 1 sheet at a time, until firm, about 9 minutes.

Halfway through the baking time (around 5 minutes), pull sheet out of the oven and place your candy corns on the cookies. Return immediately to the oven and cook the remaining 4 minutes or so. Let stand briefly then remove to a rack to cool.

They are good without candy corn too!


Wendy said...

I did see this over on your sis-in-law's blog. :-) I would've never put these two together -- but I'm just going to have to try it! I'm intrigued; and heaven knows I've got the leftover candy corn!


Kristina P. said...

I think I need to make these. Minus the candy corn. :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds very good.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

You know, I was just googling *what to do with all of my candy corn* today and here is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing this.

Thanks also for your very nice comment about my new hair color!:)