Molasses and Chocolate Cookies

It's been a little while since I posted a new recipe so I decided to switch things up from savory back to sweet for this one. I developed this recipe a couple weeks ago and was planning on saving this recipe for an ebook download but got such a positive reaction on Instagram that I am posting it now!

These cookies are chewy, salty, sweet, and have beautiful hits of chocolate! What more could you ask for in a cookie? 

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Molasses and Chocolate Cookies
Chewy cookies with hits of molasses and chocolate.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 C salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 C + 2 T granulated white sugar
  • 2 T molasses
  • 1.5 t vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C candy coated chocolate drops*
  • Kosher salt or fleur de sel
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper.2. In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars. Add molasses and mix until combined, scraping sides if needed. 3. Add vanilla and egg. Mix until incorporated. 4. While the mixer is stopped, add baking soda, salt, and flour. Beat until combined. 5. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir in candies. 6. Place heaping tablespoon sized drops of dough on parchment paper, leaving 2 inches of space between the dough. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on the edges. Immediately sprinkle with salt. Transfer cookies to wire rack for cooling. Keep in airtight container. * such as m&m candies, I used Unreal milk chocolate candy drops because I loved the natural colors
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 15 cookies

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