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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #40 and White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

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Bing Crosby may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but I’m dreaming of these White Chocolate Molasses Cookies!

Don’t get me wrong, I love all kinds of chocolate chocolate–bittersweet, semisweet, milk chocolate, and all the variations in between. But for me there’s something exotic, almost regal, about white chocolate. It’s sweet, of course, but also has a subtle richness that’s hard to describe but unmistakable.

Now let’s put those regal chocolate bits inside a molasses cookie! And there you have it–that regal chocolate combined with the spice of Christmas: dreams of gingerbread houses and sugarplum fairies and in a small-batch quantity that’s just right for one or two.

Let Bing have his white Christmas. Give me these cookies and a cozy couch and a good read. If you’re looking for the latter, click on the links below to hear or read Serial #40 of Two Sisters Times Two.

molasses white chocolate cookie

White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

3 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 Tablespoons molasses

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch of salt

1/3 cup white chocolate chips

granulated sugar for coating

molasses cookie dough

Add the butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl and cream the ingredients together. Beat in the molasses and vanilla until all ingredients are incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and salt and slowly stir into the wet ingredients. Do not over mix the dough. Gently fold the white chocolate chips into the batter. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat. Roll two tablespoons of dough into a ball. Roll the cookie dough in granulated sugar and then place on prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. You should get 5 cookies.

Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are just set. Remove the cookies from the oven; allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 5 cookies.

molasses white chocolate cookies

{Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #40, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #40, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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