Ginger Molasses Cookies, Just Like Starbucks

A while ago I made ginger molasses cookies because I was buying them so often from Starbucks and I figured I could make them easily at home and for a fraction of the price. My first attempt was good, but not great. I gave up and decided to leave the task to the experts.However, I was browsing through my recent cookbook purchase, Bite Me Too, and found another recipe that claimed to be just as good as the ones they sell at Starbucks. I love this cookbook and figured enough time had passed from my failed attempt, so I tried again. I’m so happy I did because these cookies are unreal. They are perfectly chewy and have slight crispy outer edges.

Ginger Molasses Cookies

What You Need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • additional 1/4 cup sugar for later

What You Need to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt
  3. in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg. Added molasses and vanilla and mix well until combined. On low speed, add flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Place remaining 1/4 sugar into a small bowl.
  4. Scoop a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball. Drop into sugar and roll around. Place on baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart and bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

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