5 Easy Steps: Holiday Molasses Cookies

MAKES ABOUT 1 DOZEN COOKIES
These cookies are delightfully chewy and the warmth of the ginger always makes me feel cozy inside.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate, melted
  • Festive sprinkles
  1. Place the margarine, 1 cup granulated sugar, and egg into a bowl and mix until smooth. Add the molasses and mix to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Add this to the sugar mixture and mix until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or, if you need to, overnight.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll the chilled dough into 11/2 tablespoon-sized balls, then roll them into the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and space them about 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes, until the tops are cracked. Cool completely.
  5. Dunk the cookies halfway into the dark or white chocolate and decorate with festive sprinkles. Enjoy!

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