Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies
Well, hello September!  The time has come for cooler weather and all things pumpkin spice. I await fall with open arms. 'Tis the season for apple cider, squash, apple pie, and pumpkin everything! This weekend while grocery shopping, I bought a few bags of Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Morsels and some cans of Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin. I made the cookie recipe on the back of the bag and the result was awesome. This Pumpkin Spice Molases Cookie is soft and moist (oh no, that word again) and has a balanced taste of pumpkin spice from the morsels, cinnamon and ginger spices. All of this combined with molasses, make it one great cookie. See recipe and directions below.

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies

Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies

2 1/3 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

1 cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened

1 Large Egg

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin (or homemade)

1/4 cup Molasses

1 package (10 oz.) Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Morsels

Close-up of Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies

Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Morsels

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger; set aside.

Using a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies cooling
Add pumpkin, molasses, egg, and vanilla extract, and mix on medium speed until incorporated.

Turn mixer to low speed, and gradually add flour mixture until combined.

With a spatula, fold in pumpkin spice morsels.

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies cooling
Once dough has formed, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour or chill in fridge for 2-3 hours.

Note: This dough is sticky from the molasses so the more chilled the dough the easy to work with it.

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, form and place dough balls on baking sheets spacing 2 inches apart.

Bake for 11-15 minutes or until cookies are set. My cookies baked in 14 minutes. Oven temperatures vary so keep this in mind.

Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies cooling
Wait 3 minutes and then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely but be sure to eat one warm.


-Sophia/Two Frys

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