MemphisMom9801 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 9:31pm
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Hi! I've looked through a few cookie recipes here but it's hard to know what the texture of the final product is without making a whole bunch of recipes. I'm looking for a soft and chewy texture similar to the Lofthouse cookies that you can buy in the store (plastic boxes of a dozen or so). I don't want a cake-like soft texture nor a crispy cookie (not like a gingersnap). Does anyone have a recipe they have tried that would fit the bill? I'd love to make some this afternoon. Thanks!

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bikemom3 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 10:06pm
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Here's my molasses cookie recipe...hope you like it.

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup black molasses
2 1/4 cups self rising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 cup sugar to roll dough in-I like to use demerara cane sugar

Cream sugar & butter, add egg & molasses. Mix flour & spices. Add to butter mixture until all incorporated. Chill dough for 2 hours. When dough is chilled roll heaping tsp into ball. Roll balls in cane sugar. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

MemphisMom9801 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 10:09pm
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bikemom3- If these are chewy, that's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks so much!!

bikemom3 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 10:14pm
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They are soft and chewy in the center and the outside gets a nice crunch with the sugar. My kids love them icon_biggrin.gif Hope it helps

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 10:21pm
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OOOOOHHHHH!!! Now I have to try them!!! Those are some of my FAVORITE cookies!!!! icon_lol.gif Thanks for sharing!! icon_biggrin.gif

MemphisMom9801 Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 11:05pm
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Okay, the dough was so yummy, I decided to double it and make 2 batches! icon_smile.gif They're chilling in the fridge right now. Have you ever thrown in mini choco-chips or added a chopped nut to the recipe? Thinking that might be good, too.

MemphisMom9801 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 12:54am
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Just have to share that this recipe is fabulous! Just the texture I was looking for. Thank you, thank you! Y'all go make these cookies! icon_smile.gif

bikemom3 Posted 29 Aug 2011 , 12:57am
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icon_biggrin.gif Yeah!!! Glad you liked them!

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Aug 2011 , 12:05pm
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Originally Posted by bikemom3

Here's my molasses cookie recipe...hope you like it.

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup black molasses
2 1/4 cups self rising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 cup sugar to roll dough in-I like to use demerara cane sugar

Cream sugar & butter, add egg & molasses. Mix flour & spices. Add to butter mixture until all incorporated. Chill dough for 2 hours. When dough is chilled roll heaping tsp into ball. Roll balls in cane sugar. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.




When you say black molasses, is that blackstrap molasses?

bikemom3 Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 12:10am

Oops sorry.....yes it is blackstrap molasses.
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