Orange Molasses Snickerdoodles

Still baking holiday cookies? Or just want to add to your book of recipes?  I’ve got just the cookie for you!

Orange Molasses Snickerdoodles

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, room temp
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (+an additional 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Step One: Position your oven racks on the upper and lower portions of the oven. Set oven to preheat at 400 degrees (hot!).

Step Two: Whisk flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, baking powder, & salt in medium bowl.

Step Three: Beat butter and 3/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl (if you have a mixer set it at medium high). You want the batter to become fluffy. (Takes about 3 minutes)


Step Four: Beat in the egg, then molasses and orange zest (I did the zest of a whole orange plus squeezed about a teaspoon of juice in to really get the orange flavor into the batter)

Step Five: On low, slowly pour the flour mixture into your egg mixture until it is mixed all together

Step Six: In a separate small bowl, mix cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of  sugar together


Step Seven: Roll the dough into balls (you pick the size) and then roll the dough balls into the cinnamon sugar mixture

Step Eight: Arrange about one to two inches apart depending on the size you choose (if you rolled them into bigger balls, put them 2 inches apart)


Step Nine: Total bake time is about 12 minutes.  Switch the pans midway through. I set my timer for 6 minutes, switched the pans to different racks, and then baked for another  6 minutes.

Step Ten: Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. ( I also through some coarse sugar on top for decoration)


Step Eleven: EAT AND ENJOY!






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