This is adapted from smitten kitchen® molasses spice cookie
2 cups flour (As you know, I always my own homemade GF mix - 1 2/3 cup rice flour, 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, and 1/3 cup potato starch)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for rolling cookies
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup molasses (I have used agave syrup in the same measurements and adjusted the spices to make up for the difference in taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit, 200 degrees celsius.
Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and spices) in a bowl and set aside. cream together butter and sugar. add egg, vanilla and molasses and beat until incorporated. in stages, mix in dry ingredients until you get something that looks sort of like this:
form into 2 cm (a little less than 1 inch) balls and roll into granulated sugar. set onto a greased cookie sheet and bake. 11-13 minutes for regular flour and 8-10 for GF flour. let cool 2-3 minutes and transfer onto a cooling rack.
Try and not eat all the cookies in a day!
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