Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Bonus! Molasses cookie edition.
You will really love these cookies when you see how easy they are to make! I am all about the one bowl cookie and also about recipes that make a gazillion. Because then? On one of those nights when you have to have something sweet, you pull cookie dough out of the freezer and viola! Ten minutes and you've saved yourself a trip to the grocery store at 10pm to get donuts! Not that we ever do that...ever.
OLD FASHIONED MOLASSES COOKIES LIKE
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. molasses
1 c. Crisco shortening
2 tsp. soda dissolved in 2/3 c. hot water
4 to 5 c. flour (about 4 1/2 works)
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. ginger
3 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. cloves
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 10 minutes. They split on top when they are done.
* I also sprinkled the tops with raw sugar to make them sparkly. Apparently I am all about the sparkle.
** I also refrigerated my batter overnight. Not on purpose but because my kids woke up before I could start to bake them. Many of the recipes suggest you do that so the flavors of the spices can blend.
Now go make them and dunk them in your coffee. Pure Heaven!