Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Ultimate Molasses Cookie Recipe

This is from the Sofra Bakery, and it's the best I've ever tasted:

3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup sugar, plus additional sugar for cookies
1 large egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1. Combine all dry ingredients, except sugar.  Set aside.
2. Combine oil, molasses, sugar, and egg in bowl of a stand mixer.  Paddle on medium speed until smooth.  Be careful not to incorporate too much air.  Mix 15-20 seconds (or vigorously by hand).
3. Add dry ingredients and mix until well-combined, about 20 seconds.  Chill dough until it reaches room temperature, about 2 hours.  If preparing dough in advance, freeze so the oil doesn't separate.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Using a small scoop, place formed dough into a bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
5. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet 1/2 inch apart.  Bake 12-15 minutes.  Cookies will appear underdone.

[I like to use brown sugar instead, and I don't bother to roll the dough in sugar before baking.]

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