Molasses Raisin Cookie Recipe

The molasses raisin cookie recipe has a rich flavor that is complimented perfectly with raisins.

Ingredients
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
3/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
6 ounces raisins (about 1 1/2 cups)

Icing:
1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Hardware
Whisk
Large bowl
Medium bowl
Small bowl
Cookie sheets
Mixer
Wax paper

Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt cinnamon, ginger, and allspice; set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar to form a grainy paste.
Step 3: Add molasses and egg, scraping down side as needed, beat until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Add flour mixture and raisins, and blend at low speed until just combined.
Step 5: Divide dough in half and form into logs 1 1/2-inch in diameter.
Step 6: Wrap both logs with wax paper and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Step 7: After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Step 8: Remove wax paper and slice dough into 1/2-inch size pieces. Place pieces flat side down 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 9: Bake for 25-27 minutes until cookies are set. Transfer cookies immediately to cooling surface.

Prepare Icing:
Step 1: In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer.
Step 2: Mix in vanilla extract.
Step 3: Gradually stir in powdered sugar, until well blended. Store in refrigerator after use.
Step 4: Using a small spoon or knife lightly spread a small circle of icing onto center of each cookie.

The molasses raisin cookie recipe makes about 44 cookies.

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