Last year I noted that my daughter knows me well; she gave me a subscription to Bon Appetit for Christmas.¬† And she did not disappoint this year either as I received a copy of Martha Stewart’s “Cookies” cookbook from her. Before I got dressed on Christmas morning, I already had a batch of Martha’s Chewy Molasses cookie dough in the fridge.
Roll the dough into balls and place them FAR apart on your cookie sheets.¬† Martha recommends 3″ apart and she is not exaggerating here.¬† I tried to cram a few too many balls on one sheet and ended up with one rather large molasses cookie.¬† I learned my lesson by the last cookie sheet and those came out quite well (read – individual).
I ran out of parchment paper during my Christmas baking and forgot to buy more.¬† I baked these on an ungreased cookie sheet.¬† They stuck a bit.¬† I would definitely recommend using parchment paper if you have it, or lightly greasing the cookie sheet if you don’t.
These taste amazing.¬† I would say,however, that these are more of an “adult” cookie.¬† They are not too sweet and have a bit of a bite to them.¬†¬† Great texture too.
You can find the recipe here: