Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies for Two, indulge your spicy cookie desires small batch style with this simple toaster oven recipe. (original post was updated 11-9-2016)
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The aroma of warm cinnamon, spicy ginger and bold cloves just screams holiday sweater weather.
Second to oatmeal raisin, a soft and chewy molasses cookie is one of my favorites. I relish that old-fashioned rich molasses flavor.
Unfortunately, my flavor appreciation doesn’t stop until ALL of the cookies are gone.
And since us molasses cookie lovers are a rarer breed a big batch isn’t so easy to unload. Not like double chocolate chip cookies. Blink and those brownie-like cookies disappear.
Four years ago I stumbled across Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules at the library.
I flipped it open intending to skim a few pages. An hour later that simple little book had changed my relationship with food.
One of my favorite rules is #39
Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.
Since Tim and I enjoy cooking and baking, I had to revise it. Our rule ends with…“in small batches each time.”
What can I say? We needed a larger hurdle between us and sweet treats.
If you have zero cookie-self-control too then you’ll love these Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies for Two.
You get to indulge your spicy cookie desires now and save a cookie for later.
Things Might Get Sticky
The dough will be very soft and even a little sticky. Don’t worry this is what leads to a crispy on the edges and soft in the middle chewy cookie.
When using a thinner mild molasses (like Brer Rabbit) refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes before rolling and baking.
Cookie Recipe Updates:
- There are directions for using a regular egg or a flax egg.
- Cooking times for 6 medium or 12 mini cookies are included.
- We tweaked the recipe to reduce the oil and add more molasses.
For the best looking (pretty crackle like in the picture below) and best-tasting cookies (IMHO) use blackstrap molasses and brown sugar. Light or dark will work.
Nutritional Information is an estimate for 1 Large Cookie.