The holidays are the perfect time to whip up a batch of these cookies from Whole Foods Market. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and grated orange zest, these cookies are perfect for dunking in a mug of hot cocoa.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and ½ cup of the granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the egg, vanilla, and molasses and beat until combined. Continue to beat the butter on low speed while adding the flour mixture, just until combined.
Combine the remaining ⅓ cup granulated sugar and orange zest in a shallow bowl. To form each cookie, roll about 2 tablespoons of the dough into a 1 ½-inch ball, then roll in sugar mixture and transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake until the outer edges begin to set and the centers are soft and puffy, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes then transfer the cookies to cooling racks and let them cool completely.