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Monday, October 27, 2008

The Perfect Molasses Cookie
(According to my nephew, Kaleb.) (And, me.)(Also, it's a one-bowl-wonder)

Cream together:
1/2 stick margarine
1/2 stick butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1 C molasses
1 egg

On top of that, dump:
3 C flour
1/2 t salt
2 t baking soda
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger

Sift those together nicely by stirring just the dry ingredients that are on top. Once those seem mixed pretty well, start mixing all the way to the bottom until all ingredients are combined.
Chill for one hour. Roll tablespoon-sized dough balls in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes or so. DON'T OVERCOOK THEM.
Cool on wire rack.

Make sure you have milk or coffee all ready to go with these cookies. It's divine.

XOXO
Joce

3 comments:

Pamela said...

have you ever put crystallized ginger in molasses cookies? Mmmmm..... it's the thing that pushes you over the edge into drunken cookie passionate bliss. Well, maybe not drunken, exactly, but it's that good.

Rebz said...

Certainly sounds delicious, if maybe a little inappropriate.
I'll have to try it sometime, or better yet, how bout you make me some molasses cookies with crystallized ginger in them? And then I will know all about without have to experiment with a heretofore unbeknownst to me ingredient.
XOXO
Joce

Bowles said...

Jocelyn,
THese look great! I have some crystalized ginger if you want to borrow--- if only it were that easy. A friend asked me if I ever read Nourishing Traditions. Thanks for the recommendation. Finally, the reason that I am posting is because Rory and I were talking about farming and county fairs. I told him that you entered some stuff this year. We wanted to know how you did and a little bit about what you judged also. Rory's email is rorybolwes@yahoo.com or you can mail me and I'll share it with him. Thanks! Christine

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