Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sugar and Spice Cookies

We made these cookies for the first time this year just a couple of weeks ago, and within minutes half of the tray was gone. Did we sell any of them? Nope, the cookies smelled so heavenly that all of the employees wanted to eat the cookies right then! You could try making them yourself, or you could come and get some before we stop making them for the season again! 

Sugar and Spice Cookies

2 sticks of butter
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
2 3/4 cups flour (spooned into measuring cups and leveled)
1 1/2 tablespoon molasses
1 egg

Cinnamon/Sugar mixture for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and prepare baking sheets by covering with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar, something I've discovered with cooking at home is that if you don't cream the mixture long enough your cookies will turn out flat like papers, so you probably want to cream them for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together. 

When the butter and sugar is creamed, add molasses and egg and mix until just combined. Then add dry ingredients, usually I'll do this about half at a time to make sure the everything gets mixed together well. Scoop with a small cookie scoop. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. 

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until they have crackles across the top. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 3-5 minutes so they are easier to move to cooling racks. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen. 

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