It's baking season, and this year I desire to bake more than ever! Be prepared to see ALOT of sugary sweets coming out of this kitchen! Starting with one of my favorite Martha Stewart holiday treats, chewy molasses cookies! These cookies are rich but not too sweet and delicously chewy!!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, set aside. Put 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat butter and 1 cup of sugar until combined. Add egg and then molasses until combined. Reduce speed to low, slowly mix in dry ingredients, until a dough forms.
Roll dough into balls, about the size of a Tablespoon. Roll balls in sugar.
Place balls about 3 inches apart. Bake until edges of cookies are just firm, about 10 minutes. If their overbaked they get very crispy.