Sunday, December 8, 2013

Spicy Molasses Cookies: 12 Days of Cookies 2013

Recipe and photo from The Pioneer Woman
Day 5: Spicy Molasses Cookies 
If you like making spicy cookies like gingerbread cookies during your holiday baking then this cookie would be a great one to add to your list.  I found the recipe on The Pioneer Woman's blog.  I love her recipes and she also has some great pictures to go along with each step of this recipe.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another recipe!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups Crisco Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg together until well combined. Dump in dry ingredients, stirring dry ingredients together lightly. 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 these are delicious while still warm.


Tips from the Pioneer Woman:
"Fun variation: drizzle melted white chocolate in decorative stripes over the top of each cookie. Allow to harden before serving. Or: dip half of each cookie in melted white chocolate. Yum. Another fun variation: make sandwiches using two cookies and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. Yikes. Another really fun variation: eat all the cookies yourself, then hide all the evidence."

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