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Yield: Makes 18 cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup molasses


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Preparation Method

  1. Line two small baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, pepper, and salt.
  3. Set aside
  4. Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Reduce the speed to medium-low, add the egg yolk and vanilla extract, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add the molasses, mixing until fully incorporated.
  7. Add the dry ingredients, mix until just incorporated
  8. Place the granulated sugar for rolling in a small bowl.
  9. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll into a ball.
  10. Roll the ball in sugar to coat and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  11. Press the dough down slightly.
  12. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  13. With racks on position "1" and "2," select Gourmet Mode, then Cookies, and allow the oven to preheat.
  14. Once preheated, place the trays into the oven and press Start.
  15. Once baked, remove the cookies and cool on a wire rack.

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