Spicy Molasses Crackles

3
Total Time
48 min
Prep
24 min
Cook
24 min
Serves
38
Difficulty
Easy
For easy cleanup, line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Ingredients

all-purpose flour

2 cup(s)

baking soda

2 tsp

ground cinnamon

1¼ tsp

ground ginger

¾ tsp

ground nutmeg

¼ tsp

ground cloves

tsp

table salt

tsp

salted butter

cup(s), softened

dark brown sugar

1 cup(s), packed

egg(s)

1 large

molasses

2 Tbsp

sugar

2½ Tbsp

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda and next five ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy; gradually add 1 cup brown sugar, beating well. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until smooth. (Dough will be slightly crumbly.)
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in 21⁄2 tablespoons sugar. Place balls 11⁄2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on pans. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Yield: 38 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie).

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