A couple of years ago, I was taking a much needed break, catching up on Facebook and my friend James posted pictures of what looked like the perfect Molasses cookies. I commented on how amazing they looked, and to my surprise, a couple of days later a package arrived at my office, 8 perfect molasses cookies packed lovingly and shipped with care from Montreal to Toronto. To this day I have never forgotten that kind gesture. So today, I would like to share with you that recipe. When you bite into one of these babies, don’t thank me, thank James!!
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine the above ingredients and beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix the following together.
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt (only if unsalted butter)
Incorporate the dry ingredients into wet.
Chill the mixture in the fridge (2 hour) or freezer (35 minutes).
Form into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar, place apart on a tray with a smush to slightly flatten.
Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes in a pre-heated oven.
Do not “wait until they are done.” Take them out at 10 minutes. Believe.
This recipe makes about 45 cookies which crinkle and crack by themselves in the last few minutes of baking. Neat!