I decided to make some spiced molasses cookies this week. They’re one of my dad’s favourites, so I figured with Father’s day coming up it wouldn’t hurt to bake up something I know he likes.

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The key to these cookies is the combination of spices – cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, salt and pepper. It might seem like a lot at first, but it’s not overwhelming once the molasses is added to the dough.

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Once the dough was mixed together I rolled them in sugar. They looked pretty before they were even baked. Once I took the first batch out of the oven the kitchen smelled amazing.

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Because they’re crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, the recipe said to let them cook on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. I got impatient with one batch and tried to move them earlier. It was a bad idea as the cookie almost fell apart. Lesson learned. Keep your cookies looking great and wait the entire 10 minutes.

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I love the way the sugar makes them almost sparkle. It was a pretty simple recipe to follow. Although I didn’t try it, it seems like the recipe would work just as well if it were doubled. If you’re interested in trying this recipe out, click here for a very similar recipe on American Heritage Cooking.

What’s your favourite kind of cookie?

Spiced Molasses Cookies