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Molly's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Molly's Ginger Molasses Cookies

"I have worn many hats over the years of running our restaurants - from Front of House manager to Hospitality Director. But the role I love the most is being the Chai Pani mom. Caring for our teams involves a lot of intention, and sometimes it means showing up with a great home made cookie on a rough day. Spreading love, especially love baked into cookies, brings me so much joy. I love to bake and my mother is a world class baker so we have a lot of good cookie recipes in our family. This is a great one and super easy - and it’s one of my favorite things to pair with chai time!" -Molly Irani

Time: 1.5 hours
Yield: About 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp clove powder
1/2 tsp salt
Extra granulated sugar (for rolling)

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Preparation

  1.  Preheat oven to 375ºF
  2. Beat the butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy on medium/low speed.
  3. Add molasses and egg, beating on medium until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl blend the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the molasses mixture, mix well. Cover and chill for about an hour.
  6. After chilled, remove from fridge and form one inch balls with the dough (or whatever size you prefer), roll each ball in sugar, place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart (nonstick, greased tray, or parchment paper on tray).
  7. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 1 minute,
  9. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  • That’s a great question, Steph! We absolutely LOVE to bake with the Chai Masala (be sure to check out our Chai Masala Coffee Cake recipe next)! We think our Chai Masala would be an excellent substitution! You surely can’t go wrong with the classic combo of the delightful warming spices, in addition to the special ambrosial notes from the cardamom. We can’t wait to hear how you enjoy trying this tasty treat out!
    - Spicewalla Team

    Spicewalla Team on
  • This recipe looks amazing… I’m a big fan of the chai masala blend. How do you think it would taste in place of the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves? I usually use pumpkin pie spice in place of those, but I’m curious about trying something new.

    Steph on
  • We haven’t tested almond flour, Karin – but it’s definitely worth a try! Let us know how they turn out.

    Spicewalla Fam on
  • Can you sub out almond flour for this to make a gluten-free version?

    Karin on
  • They’re perfectly chewy, Sneha! You’re gonna love ’em.

    Spicewalla Fam on

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