Holiday Cookie Countdown: Soft-Batch Browned Butter Spice Snaps

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When you were little, did your mom ever buy those Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies from the store? They came in a red package and, for us, it was a super special treat if my mom brought them home. I loved those things more than my Cabbage Patch doll and would do whatever it took to hoard them.

These are kinda like a spice cookie version of those. Super soft and tender with so much flavor packed in courtesy of the browned butter and spices. I will rarely choose a spice cookie over something with chocolate in it, but I did with these. And, true story, I ate them for breakfast for three days in a row. They are ahhhhmazing with coffee.

p.s. When measuring the molasses, it helps to spray the measuring cup with cooking spray first. Then the molasses just falls out!

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Soft-Batch Browned Butter Spice Snaps

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Soft-Batch Browned Butter Spice Snaps


3/4 cup unsalted butter

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup molasses

1 large egg

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling dough in


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large cookie sheets with a silpat or parchment paper.

Brown butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt and stir until browned and aromatic. Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a separate bowl.

Add brown sugar, molasses and egg to the cooled butter, beating on medium until well combined. Slowly add flour mixture . Mix until just combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours (up to overnight). Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into granulated sugar and place onto prepared baking sheet. Place 1 inch apart to allow for spreading. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for at least 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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