How to Make a Great Cookie for Santa

Holiday How To — Day 23 — Each day leading up to Christmas I’ll post a bit of holiday know-how that will help make your season a little easier.

Molasses. Spice. White chocolate. A delicious trifecta that combine to create a cookie that’ll make Santa’s mouth water. Slightly crisp on the outside with a soft, chewy center, more than a hint of spice and a finishing drizzle of melted white chocolate (the real stuff, not the bagged white morsels), these are not to be confused with a traditional molasses cookie.

Be sure to make some for Santa and yourself!

Molasses Spice Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, for rolling
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted for drizzling

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine flour, salt, baking soda and spices in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add molasses and the egg and mix until well incorporated. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the molasses mixture and mix until well incorporated and a thick dough is formed.  

Roll dough into 1½ -inch balls and roll in 2 tablespoons sugar. Place two inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature. 

Once cookies are completely cooled, drizzle cookies with melted white chocolate. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until white chocolate is set.

Note: For chewier cookies, remove cookies from baking sheet as soon as they come out of the oven. You can transfer the cookies easily to a cooling rack by sliding the entire sheet of parchment lining the pan onto the rack. For crunchier cookies allow cookies to cool on baking sheets.

 Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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