These Chewy Molasses Gingerbread Cookies are aromatic with rich spices and the complex flavor notes of maple and molasses.
There’s something a little nostalgic about them, and also something a little bit hip. Their richly-spiced aroma is captivating and their chewy texture is everything a cookie should be. They’re addictive, to say the least…so it’s a good thing this version is a bit healthier than your average molasses cookie!
The combination of spices here is what makes these cookies. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and cardamom, and if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and add a generous pinch of black pepper too (it’s a classic ingredient in gingerbread). The cookies won’t be peppery, I promise! The black pepper hits a different area on your palette, helping the other spices come to life.
What’s your favorite holiday cookie?