24 Molasses Recipes, From Expected Classics to Sweet Surprises – msnNOW
Molasses is an ingredient that keeps on giving. No matter how carefully you think you’ve scraped out the jar, try turning it upright and returning a day later—you’ll see yet another 1/4 cup has accumulated. It’s endless breadsticks, molasses-edition. Here, we’re embracing it in two dozen different recipes. Most of these recipes satisfy one’s sweet tooth in the form of cakey sandwich cookies, Bundt cakes, and bars, but the holidays are all about giving, so we’re also delivering a few savory recipes that may catch you by surprise.
1. Ginger Spiced Dark Molasses Sugar Cookies
“These cookies are spicy, sweet and rich with molasses. Take care not to overbake the cookie and you will have a chewy center that will melt in your mouth. For added spice and bite, add diced candied ginger to the batter,” writes recipe developer TasteFood.
2. Gingerbread Cookies
Before we get into the recipes that make you say, “I didn’t know I could use molasses for that,” we have to talk about gingerbread cookies. You know them and you love them, but Ella Quittner has developed this recipe using a bevy of spices that she says offer “maximum coziness.”
3. The Gingeriest Gingerbread
What does it take to create what food editor Emma Laperruque has dubbed the gingeriest gingerbread? One cup of really strong ginger beer (the good kind), two tablespoons of freshly grated ginger, and ¼ cup of ground ginger. That should do the trick, right?
4. Triple-Ginger Chocolate Chunk Cookies
When I worked for Martha Stewart, these chocolate-ginger cookies from former food editor Susan Spungen were the stuff of legend. They’re like the very best chocolate chunk cookie and the very best gingerbread cookie all rolled up into one sugar-coated treat.
5. Gooey Gingerbread S’mores Bars
Missing the smoky-sweet flavor of the beloved summertime campfire treat? The base is a classic gingerbread bar, topped with chocolate and marshmallows, which melt as the bars bake in the oven.
6. Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Molasses Sugar Butter Cookies
The queen of cookies (and really, all things baking), these molasses cookies from Rose Levy Beranbaum have the perfect texture: a little chewy and a little crunchy, with plenty of nutty spiced flavor to boot.
7. Demon Cake
Our editors call this “a dense, heavily spiced, gingered cake, sweetened with dark, treacly molasses and apples. Not for the faint of heart (though the title could tell you as …….