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Friday, January 9, 2009

Spicy Molasses Cookies

I loooove molasses cookies, my favorites are the ones from Trader Joes. I decided to try the Pioneer Woman's recipe. They turned out super yummy but next time I will make the cookies a little bigger. The recipe said "walnut-sized' but I couldn't remember how big walnuts are. They turned out thinner then I would have liked but were still soft and chewy. Next time, I'll try to make them a bit thicker. These taste like soft, chewy ginger snaps

5/29/10 Update: I made these again and this time made the cookies bigger. They still flattened out quite a bit but were super soft in the center. Be sure not to cook them too long to get that gooey center!


Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups Crisco (vegetable shortening)
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:Preheat oven to 350.
Mix sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg together until well combined. Dump in dry ingredients, stirring dry ingredients together lightly first. Mix together until dough is combined.

In your hands, roll dough into walnut-sized balls, then generously coat each ball with sugar. Place balls on a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes, allowing to bake for about a minute after cookies begin to crack.
Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool (though they are delicious while still warm).



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Spicy Molasses Cookies

I loooove molasses cookies, my favorites are the ones from Trader Joes. I decided to try the Pioneer Woman's recipe. They turned out super yummy but next time I will make the cookies a little bigger. The recipe said "walnut-sized' but I couldn't remember how big walnuts are. They turned out thinner then I would have liked but were still soft and chewy. Next time, I'll try to make them a bit thicker. These taste like soft, chewy ginger snaps

5/29/10 Update: I made these again and this time made the cookies bigger. They still flattened out quite a bit but were super soft in the center. Be sure not to cook them too long to get that gooey center!


Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups Crisco (vegetable shortening)
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:Preheat oven to 350.
Mix sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg together until well combined. Dump in dry ingredients, stirring dry ingredients together lightly first. Mix together until dough is combined.

In your hands, roll dough into walnut-sized balls, then generously coat each ball with sugar. Place balls on a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes, allowing to bake for about a minute after cookies begin to crack.
Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool (though they are delicious while still warm).



Linked to Prairie Story Recipe Swap Thursday.

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