Chewy Molasses and Cardamom Cookies


One of my all-time favorite cookies is the molasses cookie. They were my number one craving when I was pregnant with both of my kids and I would be ashamed to share how many of these cookies I have consumed in the past year. This recipe is everything I love in cookie. Sweet, spicy and just the right amount of chewy goodness.IMG_6292

Chewy Molasses and Cardamom Cookies
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  1. 1.5 cups butter, softened
  2. 1.5 cups granulated sugar, extra for dusting
  3. ½ cup molasses
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  8. 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  9. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Mix butter and sugar in a standing mixer until combined and fluffy.
  2. Beat in molasses and eggs.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mixer and blend until combined.
  5. Scoop dough out in ping pong ball size portions and roll each into a ball and dip one side into a small bowl of sugar. Then press cookie down, sugar side up with the palm of your hand on the cookie sheet. I like to use a melon baller to portion out my dough.
  6. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes. I recommend under cooking them and letting them sit on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  7. If the dough is too sticky to work with, chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before baking.
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About Sarah Hoffer

Sarah is an ophthalmic technician turned stay at home mom and wife living on the Olympic Peninsula. Mommy of two free spirited babies and two black labs. She spends her time daydreaming of her next meal and new recipes to try. If she isn't in the kitchen covered in flour, she is in the woods running free with her husband and kids. She loves everything about the pacific northwest. Including the rain. Avid baby-wearer, hopeless daydreamer and eternal optimist. Follow along with her and her family onInstagram.

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