Thursday, November 15, 2007

yum yum yum

UPDATED: See??? Don't those look pretty similar???

I just made the yummiest cookies ever.

They're soft.

They're chewy.

They're spicy.

I just ate 3 in a row...and they're BIG cookies. I'm seriously tempted to go eat another one. But it's midnight and I know I shouldn't. You guys should try this's the perfect cookie for this time of year.

Molasses spice cookies are sort of like ginger snaps except bigger and chewy. The recipe for these cookies comes from Cook's Illustrated's The Best Recipe cookbook.
Makes 18-20 large cookies.

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling cookies

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsulphered molasses

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Wisk flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together in a bowl and set aside.
2 With a mixer cream the butter on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with mixer set at medium speed. Add egg, vanilla extract, and molasses. Beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape sides of bowl.
3 Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
4 Place remaining 1/3 cup of granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Working with 2 Tbsp of dough each time, roll dough into 1 3/4 inch balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets, spacing them 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.
5 Bake until outer edges begin to set and centers are soft and puffy, about 11 to 13 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring them to cooling racks with a wide spatula.
Note: do not overcook. The centers of the cookies should be somewhat soft and spongy when you take them out of the oven, otherwise they will end up hard and dry.


Kaili said...

mmmm...those look good, I love SPICY cookies. I'll have to make some. :)

Chantal Park said...

Wow! How come your cookies come out looking like...cookies and mine come out like ugly flat crap (un-edible as well!)? They look amazing...

joyce said...

that's the picture from the recipe, silly. although mine looked exactly like those did. for real.

Anonymous said...

Ummmmm, nice stealing the photo from Martha Stewart Living Joyce.....


(Kidding, I think)

Anonymous said...

I take back my sarcasm!

joyce said...

you guys are hilarious...mine really did look like that...i swear!!!

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for the photo of the last 2 cookies that you 'swear' look exactly like the photo you posted!

Audrey said...

It doesn't look anything like the original picture. Just kidding. Good job sis. Now we finally believe you. haha

Shannon said...

Where can I place my order?

I love ginger cookies.