Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Soft Molasses Cookies Recipe

Don't those look yummy?

I still remember the first time I had a molasses cookie! My friend Tiffany had made home made pizza that was so delicious! But she also had these little treasures too! I wanted to eat the whole bag, but thought that wasn't too polite. =) That day was all together inspiring, to get my butt in the kitchen and make some delicious food! I'm trying, slower then I'd like, but still trying. So I thought for Davids birthday "party" I'd make some molasses cookies! And since Tiffany and Roger and the family had moved here and were coming over they can tell me if I made them right! And I did! Everyone liked them. =)

So lets get started!

What you will need:
1 cup of packed brown sugar
3/4 cup of shortening
1/4 cup of molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon of salt
granulated sugar

Makes about 24 cookies!

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Step 2:
Gather ingredients.

Step 3:
In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.

Step 4:
Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.

Step 5:
Sprinkle a little bit of sugar onto small plate.

Step 6:
Shape dough into small balls

Step 7:
Dip the balls into the sugar, one side only. Just to coat the top.

Step 8:
Place on baking sheet.

Step 9:
Bake for 13 to 16 minutes.
I bake mine for 13 minutes and they come out perfect.
They should be soft and moist on the inside.

Step 10:
Done, eat!
Eat them all because they are that good!
Soft Molasses Recipe was found on the Betty Crocker website, must give them a shout out for awesome cookies!


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