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These white chocolate molasses cookies are chewy, full of holiday spices, and they make a delicious addition to your Christmas cookie trays. recipe via itsybitsykitchen.com #molassescookies #cookies #Christmascookies

White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

A classic molasses cookie dressed up with white chocolate chips, these need a place in your cookie jar this winter!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 22
Author Kelsie

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 1/2 cup for rolling the cookies
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Place the butter, brown sugar, and 1/3 cup of granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Turn mixer to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat to combine, then add the molasses and beat to combine. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then turn mixer to low and beat in the dry ingredients until just incorporated. Fold in the white chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
  4. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small bowl. Scoop dough into heaping tablespoons and roll into balls. (Damp hands are helpful to prevent sticking.) Drop each ball into the bowl of sugar and roll to coat. Arrange balls on the prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart from one another.
  5. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned, but still puffed up. (They will look underdone in the middle.). Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve.