Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies – crinkled on the outside, with rich molasses flavor, are a good old fashioned substitute for gingerbread cookies.
Old fashioned Molasses Cookies are a good substitute for gingerbread cookies (like my Amish Christmas Cookies). They use similar spice blend (ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, vanilla, orange zest) with addition of blackstrap or light molasses. Blackstrap molasses has stronger flavor and a bit of bitterness, while light molasses imparts milder flavor.
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- 3-4 teaspoons gingerbread spice
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup dark brown sugar, like Muscovado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup molasses