Ginger Molasses Cookies

Paradise Bakery has some of the best ginger molasses cookies – they’re soft, chewy and filled with yummy spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.  They’re also seasonal, which makes the demand that much stronger.

Of course, I went online to see if I could find the recipe – one can hope; maybe some disgruntled employee leaked its secrets? – but it was not to be.  My second option was to find something similar.  After some searching, I found a recipe from a self-proclaimed “award winner”.  That, along with the amount of required butter, sparked my interest.  Afterall, anything with 1.5 cups of butter has to be soft and chewy, right?  I gave it a try and oh boy, they are yummy!  These are definitely award winning in my book, even with the butter.  They received high marks from both T and D and they made my house smell sooooo good.

2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Granulated sugar

In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, molasses and eggs until light and fluffy.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg; stir into wet ingredients and mix well.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 8-12 minutes or until set.  Cookies will puff up and flatten during baking. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.


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