Cranberry Molasses Cookies Recipe
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Soft, sugar-coated molasses cookies studded with dried cranberries
- 1/2 C butter softened
- 3/4 C sugar plus additional for rolling
- 1/4 C molasses
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 C all purpose flour
- 1/2 C dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Scrape bowl prior to each new addition and as needed. Add molasses and egg. Mixture may be lumpy, that's okay.
Add baking soda, spices and flour. Mix until smooth.
Add cranberries and mix by hand with a wooden spoon or firm rubber spatula.
Form 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar.
Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Space cookies 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
Let cookies rest for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Makes roughly 3 dozen cookies.