Sunday, September 4, 2011
Blackstrap Molasses Chews
Here is a molasses cookie with a really straight forward flavor. The recipe includes no ginger, no spice, not even your typical teaspoon of cinnamon. Use the darkest molasses you can find and give it an extra shot if you want!
I've never known a person to not rave about this cookie (kids love them too)! If you don't make the mistake of over baking, this will be one of the chewiest, yummiest cookies you've ever eaten. Plus it's made in one bowl, so it could not be easier!
(Adapted from Denise Tourtellott's recipe in my grandma's church cookbook)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons dark molasses
2 cups flour
Mix ingredients in order in one bowl. Mix well, but do not spend too much time creaming your first ingredients. Scoop or roll dough into walnut sized balls. Toss each in sugar before arranging on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 12 minutes at 350F, until the center of the cookie is almost set. The middle will look uncooked. Rest the cookies on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing and cooling off the pan. I cool mine directly on the kitchen table before eating. Eat them too soon, and they will be light and doughy. Cool them completely and they will be dense and chewy with intensified flavor.