1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup molasses
2 cups flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1.) Whisk together butter, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of the white sugar, and salt in large bowl.
2.) Whisk in egg, vanilla, and molasses.
3.) Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, ginger, and cayenne pepper in separate bowl.
4.) Combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
5.) Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
6.) Scoop large balls of dough and roll in the remaining 1/2 cup of white sugar. Flatten dough balls into discs that are about 3/4 inch thick.
7.) Bake for 7 minutes and remove from oven. Use spatula to compress cookies so that they are dense.
8.) Let cool and serve.