17 November 2009

TWD: Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies

Today's TWD assignment is a very simple spice cookie recipe, which you can find at Pam's awesomely-named blog, Cookies with Boys.  There's not much to say about it--it's fast, it's easy, it's good.  The recipe called for pepper.  I used two pinches of pepper in mine but still can't really taste it--but that's ok.

The instructions said the dough would be "very soft."  That was no joke, as what I ended up with looked like brownie batter.  I let it sit in the fridge for about two hours, and had to work fast to form the cookies. 
Heeding all the warnings about spreading, I only put 6 cookies on my sheet and that was perfect.  They did indeed spread A LOT.

just before baking

just after baking.  um, wow.

The cookies are thin, sweet, and buttery, with a perfect cookie texture--crisp outside, chewy in the middle. I felt they were a little more bland than my usual gingerbread cookie recipe, so I might experiment with the spices next time, but I will definitely be making these again.  Since the dough is refrigerated, and the full recipe only makes 24 cookies, I can easily have dough in the freezer to make myself a few cookies here and there.  WIN.

Next week is another cake, a bundt cake this time.  I'm not super excited about it, but it'll probably not be so bad. 



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