This recipe, from Food52 co-founder Merrill Stubbs, appeared in our 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar. Merrill says: "To me, this cookie (from the Silver Palate Cookbook) is the perfect holiday cookie. It's like a more pliable ginger snap—thin and chewy and warmly spiced. Don't forget a glass of milk for dunking!"
Enlarge Image Credit: Noah FecksMAKES 24
INGREDIENTS1 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 cup sugar
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup molasses
INSTRUCTIONS1. Heat oven to 350°. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Whisk together sugar, butter, molasses, and egg in another bowl; pour over dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
2. Using a tablespoon, drop balls of dough spaced 2" apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; bake until edges are set but middle is slightly underdone, about 8–10 minutes.