Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

"a mama mole, papa mole and baby mole all lived in a lil hole. one morning papa mole pops out of the hole and says “i smell pancakes!” mama moles pops out and says “i smell maple syrup!” baby mole tries to pop out but gets stuck under mama & papa, so he says “well, all i can smell are a bunch of mole asses!” ? chewy ginger molasses cookies @adwbakes"
-- @alexanderbakes
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Prep time 1hr 15mins
Cook time 15mins

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  • 3/4 cups rye flour
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground ginger
  • 3/4 cups melted butter, cooled
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cups black strap molasses


  • Step 1

    Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

  • Step 2

    In mixer on medium speed with paddle attachment, combine sugar & egg whites. Add molasses with mixer running (pro-tip: spray the container you scale molasses into with nonstick spray). Scrape bowl before continuing.

  • Step 3

    Add egg whites gradually, scraping halfway through.

  • Step 4

    Switch to low speed. Add dry mixture all at once, just until no dough streaks are visible.

  • Step 5

    Chill for an hour before scooping. These bake best from frozen, on 350F for 12-15m depending on their size. Dip tops in raw sugar just before baking.