|Chewy Molasses Cookies|
For these cookies you don't need a mixer. The mixing is done by hand. You have two bowls of ingredients - dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and salt. Wet ingredients - egg, melted butter, sugars, molasses. Then you just mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and you are ready to start baking the cookies.
A tablespoon of dough is rolled into a ball. The ball is then rolled in sanding sugar or raw sugar. The balls are placed 2" apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Rotate baking sheets halfway through baking. Do not over bake these cookies. Once they are baked transfer to a wire rack and let them cool.
Chewy Molasses Cookies
From Bon Appetit
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup mild-flavored (light) or robust-flavored (dark) molasses
1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
Coarse sanding or raw sugar (for rolling)
1. Place racks in lower and upper thirds of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F. Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk egg, butter, granulated sugar, molasses, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Mix in dry ingredients just to combine.
2. Place sanding sugar in a shallow bowl. Scoop out dough by the tablespoonful and roll into balls (if dough is sticky, chill 20 minutes). Roll in sugar and place on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2" apart.
3. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until cookies are puffed, cracked, and just set around edges (over-baked cookies won't be chewy), 8-10 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen