I only ate
5 cookies 6 of these cookies while photographing them. I consider this to be a gigantic feat because these little guys are straight up addicting. Crunchy on the outside and perfectly chewy within.
They taste similar to gingerbread cookies but with a less cakey texture. They taste like Christmas and Winter and happy memories.
I’m supposed to be testing side dishes for Thanksgiving this year but when a mood for Molasses Spice Cookies hit, who can resist? Not this one.
Instead of Thanksgiving taste testing I did a little taste-test between traditional dark molasses and blackstrap molasses in these cookies. Blackstrap molasses has a distinct robust flavor that doesn’t tickle everyone’s fancy, Mr. AHC included. The cookies with Blackstrap were significantly darker. Observe…
And the blackstrap molasses kind of overpowers all the other flavors. I happen to like the flavor of blackstrap but I liked the ones made with the standard dark molasses better. I’m pretty sure you will too.
These little guys will crisp as they cool so it is super important that you don’t over bake them or you will be woefully disappointed. I took mine out right after the tops cracked but the centers were still soft. They will look underdone but don’t despair; they will be all the more delicious when they cool!