What are cookies made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice, these cookies are cookies grandmothers use to make. A Southern cookie that is chewy and soft with a crunch top.
Molasses cookies are also known as Ginger snaps. Molasses cookie can be made with a sugar topping, cheese frosting or with icing. For a large cookie bake a little longer and less baking for soft cookies. For a nice chewy center, remove freshly baked cookies from the cookie sheet and place cookies on wax paper to cool.
If you want a firm crunchy cookie, place cookies on a wire rack as soon the cookies are freshly baked from the oven to cool.
I attached several photos for ideas. Enjoy <3
3/4 cup butter (shortening use to be used back in the days)
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup dark molasses
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking power
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon all spice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping: Icing or sugar
Directions: For cookie Oven 375 degrees Bake 8-12 minutes
Whip butter and eggs using an electric beater or your kitchen aid. Add sugars and molasses a little at a time. Mix in all other ingredients. Chill cookie dough for about one hour before making cookies.
Prepare a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using your hands, roll small balls of dough and flatten out cookie on a cookie sheet. (does not have to be completely flat, cookie will spread).
Place each cookie 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sugar before baking or use icing once cookies are completely cool. Cookies will have a crack crinkle top.
Cool on a wired rack completely before icing.
Icing for the cookies:
1 cup confectioners sugar (powder sugar)
2-4 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla pure extract
In a small bowl mix sugar and milk, corn syrup until smooth, adding vanilla.
Adjust milk and corn syrup until you get the consistency you want. Less milk or corn syrup for a harder icing.
When cookies are completely cooled, line cookies close together. Using a fork, dip it into the icing than drizzle icing over cookies using a zig zag form.