These cookies are completely perfect. They are soft and chewy, have just enough spice and molasses flavor without being overwhelming, and they have a coarse sugar crunch on the outside.
Molasses cookies have been around for forever and are most popular around the holidays and throughout the winter months, when warm spicy flavors reign supreme.
I devoured this year's holiday issue of Southern Living Magazine, and that is where I discovered this incredible recipe.
We ended up baking a ton of these to give away as gifts and I got more requests for the recipe than for anything else we baked this year. These cookies are so easy to make and one of the best things about them is that the dough requires no chill time, you can go directly from mixing to baking!
I'm re-creating Southern Living's recipe here, and the only change I made was to re-word the instructions for baking on one oven rack at a time, which is what I did when making these. You can also find the original recipe right here on Southern Living's website.Print
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