These warm spice cookies are full of flavor with a thin, soft, and chewy texture. They’re so easy to make, require zero chill time, and are baked right away! It’s the perfect cozy treat to make in the chilly fall and winter months.
WHAT YOU NEED Spice Cookies all purpose flour baking soda salt ground cinnamon ground ginger ground nutmeg ground cloves unsalted butter dark brown sugar granulated sugar egg unsulphured molasses vanilla extract Coating granulated sugar ground cinnamon
1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.. 2. Mix together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes or until smooth, light and fluffy. 3. Scrape down the bowl and add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and mix again on the same speed for another 2-3 minutes. The mixture should be silky, light and creamy.
4. Pour in half of the dry ingredients and mix on medium-low speed until barely combined. Scrape down the bowl and then pour in the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix again on that same low speed until just combined. 5. Use a rubber spatula to manually mix together the dough, working in any dry ingredients that may have settled to the bottom of the bowl. 6. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
7. Using a 2 oz ice cream scoop, or 1/4 measuring cup, scoop out the dough and toss in the cinnamon sugar mixture. 8. Place about 5 cookies on the large baking sheet, evenly and well spaced apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are a light golden brown and the center is pale and puffed. The cookies will darken, flatten, and settle as they cool.