Wednesday, March 07, 2012

52 cookies :: week 9 :: molasses crinkles

this is a recipe passed on from a friend some years back. in fact we refer to them around here as "cori's cookies". i usually make them at christmas - but they are a good hearty anytime winter cookie too. with a turn in our spring weather, i thought they'd be a nice change from what's been baking these last few weeks.

52 cookies

Molasses Crinkles
from Cori

1/2 c butter
1/4 c blackstrap molasses
1 c sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 t allspice
1 t ground ginger
2 c unbleached flour
2 tblsp additional sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cookie sheet.

Melt butter over low heat and transfer to medium mixing bowl. Beat in molasses and 1 c sugar. Beat egg separately then add to mixture.

Sift together dry ingredients (except additional sugar) then add to wet mixture, stirring until well combined. Use your hands to form 1 1/2" balls of dough. Roll balls in sugar before placing on cookie sheet. Flatten balls slightly. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

52 cookies

K: It is so good and you can see the sugar on it. But I prefer it fresh from the oven because it is warm and soft! Take it fresh from the oven! Mmmmmm looks tasty!

E: Ok, awesome cookies! I really like them. They are excellent with the sugar! I have a hint* for you!

D: I heard that these were t.d.f fresh out of the oven. Well the true test is after they cool down. Drum roll please. It's a two thumb super yum!! The granulated sugar crust forms a bit of hard shell that cracks just a bit when you bite into it. Underneath is a soft and chewy texture that has a really comforting breathy flavor. Is there also a ginger or anise thing going on? Oh yeah... What did the squirrel smell when it got stuck in the underground animal traffic jam? Molasses!

*hint: For everyone who reads my mom's blog: Do you like hard, or soft cookies? If you like hard then wait a little bit until they are not warm. TADA! But if you like soft cookies (like me - well I kind of like hard too!) then eat them hot from the oven!


house on hill road said...

i am loving your family's reviews. and i'm totally telling d's joke to the 10 year old.

Alicia A. said...

Yum. And me too- I'm telling J that one! I think he's ready. ; )

BunkleLife said...

Best. Joke. Ever. If you're 7 that is ;)

rebecca said...

"breathy flavor"? what does this mean? lake ate a hot dog for lunch this afternoon and had THE WORST hot dog burps tonight. serious breathy flavor, and not in a good way.

also, the joke. good. jeff told me. i laughed. but i gotta wonder about d's brain to pull that image out of that word. what a guy!