Eats: Molasses Cookies

5:30 PM

There is a chance I stayed up WAY too late baking these suckers last night, but they were worth it! My kitchen smelled like Christmas, it was beautiful. I am taking these with me to trivia night at Sneaker's so that I can pawn them off on my friends and not eat them all. Also, sorry about the picture quality. Our kitchen's lighting makes everything appear orange. 


  • 1/2 cup applesauce 
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • large egg 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Cooking spray 

  • Spoon applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.
  • Combine applesauce, 1 cup sugar, and butter; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  • Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 5 ingredients (flours through cloves), stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until blended. Cover and freeze dough 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • With moist hands, shape dough into 32 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 3 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

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8 Musings

  1. Hi Sara yummy delícious, I loved your photo perfil...beautiful

    rose jp

  2. my grandmother use to make those! they're so delicious! my kitchen lighting does the same.

  3. Beautiful food pic! These look amazing!

  4. Looks like a fun treat for trivia night!

  5. I'm obsessed with PB cookies right now!

  6. I honestly have no clue what molasses is - but anything that smells like Christmas, calls for applesauce as an ingredient, and looks as yummy as this is a must for me! :)


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