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For many years my parents neighbor would bring these delicious cookies over for a treat.  It took me years to think to ask for the recipe.  I am so happy I finally did!  I  love these cookies because they are chewy and spicy.  So much fun.  Not to mention they are very easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.

Here is what you need:

  • 3/4 of a cup of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 3 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 rounded teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons crystalized

Cream together butter and sugar mixed in beaten eggs, molasses and vinegar.  Next combine flour, baking soda and spices (including crystalized ginger) 

Tip: Spray your measuring cup with cooking spray prior to measuring molasses.  This will prevent your molasses from sticking to the measuring cup and you from talking to inanimate objects!  You know you do that sometimes too!

After everything is mixed together, chill the dough for about 30 minutes.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and cover in sugar. 

Snow capped cookies!

Place on baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Allow to cool and enjoy!

Chewy goodness

Chewy goodness

 

These make excellent treats for friends and neighbors!  Or pair them with my new favorite libation—Harpoon Winter Warmer!

Cheers to winter!

Happy Holidays!

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As much as I enjoy cooking, it is no secret my true love in the kitchen is baking.  I usually try to take a bit more of a healthy approach (whole wheat flour, naturals sweatners like dried berries,yogurt instead of oil etc) , however with this recipe I through that mind-set out the window.  Sometimes life just calls for butter and lots of it!  I read about this cookies over at Pretty by the Bay, the simplicity of the recipe as well as a promise of a salty and sweet combo intrigued me.  This recipe is originally from Cook’s Illustrated I followed it almost exactly, except for 1/2 the batch I added a generous handful of dried cranberry, I guess I always feel the need to experiment and put my own personal touch on recipes!

Using a cookie scoop (one of my favorite kitchen gadgets–no more messy hands from rolling cookie dough into balls) place 12 cookies on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Make sure there is enough room between each cookie, these spread out a bit.  This is where I need you to pay close attention as I almost skipped this step since it seemed a bit excessive.  Make sure to sprinkle the top of each cookie with 5-7 grains of course sea salt.  I know it seems a bit unnecessary but remember, we threw rational behavior out the window when we put almost TWO sticks of butter in to these most wonderful treats!

See that sea salt–mmmmmmmmm

Here are my thoughts on the taste.

The dough: wow not my proudest moment but I don’t regret sampling this raw egg goodness, delicious!

Cookies with cranberry: Pretty good but something just didn’t quit work, lesson learned

Original Cookies:Fresh out of the oven these were amazing, however I think I overcooked them a bit as they were a little to chrispy and hard for my liking the next day but still very tasty.

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