Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Molasses spice cookies

2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup molasses
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
dash black pepper
1/4 cup white sugar (for rolling)

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar. Add molasses and egg. Mix well.

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.

Slowly mix in dry ingredients with wet. The dough will be soft. Using a spoon, scoop out about 2 teaspoons of dough. Roll into a ball then roll in white sugar. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and edges just begin to dry. These cookies are very soft!

The dough also freezes well. I separated the dough into 6 parts, then wrapped each in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer - just enough in each package for us to enjoy cookies after dinner.


Karina said...

where did you find the molasses? or a substitute?

Jonathan & Kari said...

Actually, someone gave it to me. But the label is all in French: Melasse de sucre de canne. It's marked 'bio' so you might find it at a Bio shop, but I would imagine Carrefour would have it.

Karina said...

I found the blueberries at Picard (frozen) but not too expensive, i think i got a whole bag for around 3€
i'll check into the molasses, thanks for the tip!

Chris and Kate Borders said...

Kari, that is a lovely drying rack showing up in your recipe pictures!!!
And I'm definitely making those molasses cookies :)

Love ya,