Saturday was a snowy day in the D.C. area so of course, it made me want to bake. With light snowflakes falling and some music playing, I thumbed through a few of my favorite cookbooks in search of the perfect quick cookie recipe that also tasted seasonal.

These Molasses Cookies from the Silver Palate Cookbook are super easy to whip up with a taste that reminds me of the holidays. Please note, these cookies are very thin, but not hard at all. They have a nice chewy bite to them (probably from all the butter) and a lovely spice. Whipped these up in no time and they made for the perfect afternoon bite while watching the snow fall. Enjoy!

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  • 1 34 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. ground cloves
  • 12 tsp. ground ginger
  • 12 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 14 cup molasses
  • 1 egg

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda and kosher salt in a bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl combine butter, sugar and molasses. Whisk egg in small bowl and add to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir wet ingredients into dry and mix until everything is combined. Batter will appear glossy. Drop tablespoon-size balls onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Cookies will spread so be sure to leave ample room on all sides. Bake 8 – 10 minutes until edges are set but middle is just slightly underdone. Makes about 24 large chewy cookies.

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