This is the other recipe mentioned yesterday in the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, and quite similar to the same cookie method utilizing the simple creaming of the butter and sugar then adding the egg and molasses and finishing with the dry ingredients. Tiny scoops of these baked for just 12 minutes and before you know it, you have about 50 tiny spicy molasses cookie morsels. There were about 10 more dough balls that baked on a separate sheet pan. You may need two pans to bake all of them simultaneously.
For those following a Weight Watcher plan they are only 1 point each. Again, Monique found this one in the Weight Watchers Annual Recipes for Success 2003 issue on page 54 in the Desserts section. These cookies were a part of the dessert treats at the hosted jewelry party Monday evening. The original recipe called for baking just 8 minutes but we found this too short a time for our oven, so we extended it another 4 minutes, your baking time may vary as well depending you your oven.
|1 ¼||Tsp||Cinnamon, ground|
|1||Cup||Dark brown sugar, packed|
|2 ½||Tbsp||Sugar, granulated|
|1.||Preheat oven to 350° F.|
|2.||Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups then level with a knife; then combine it with the baking soda cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a large mixing bowl.|
|3.||Beat the butter and brown sugar with the whip attachment in a mixer until light and fluffy, then gradually add the egg and molasses and continue to beat well. Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat until blended.|
|4.||Scoop or spoon teaspoonfuls of the cookie dough and roll them into the 2 ½ tablespoons of sugar. Place the balls onto a baking pan that has been lightly coated with the cooking spray, be sure the dough is about 1 ½ inches apart, this will allow room for them to spread while baking.|
|5.||Bake in the preheated oven at 350° F for 12 minutes or until done. Allow to cool on pans for a few minutes or until firm and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Transfer to an airtight storage container.|