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: