Friday, December 17, 2010
Starbucks used to carry a really good molasses cookie. Costco sells them in my area for about six weeks of the year. In my effort to replicate either cookie- both similar, both really good, I've done much experimenting. Too bad my dad doesn't live closer. He would have really enjoyed the process.
This recipe is deep in flavor with four different spices. You can deepen the flavor still by using full flavor molasses instead of mild and dark brown sugar vs. light brown sugar.
3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 2/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. allspice
Cream Crisco and brown sugar. Stir in egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients and spices all at once. Stir until well incorporated.
Roll into balls and into a bowl of sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
These cookies are not overly sweet. But it'd be awfully sweet if you made them for a neighbor or friend. They are especially favorable with the 40 plus crowd.
B is now home from school. When he saw the Kitchenaid on the counter, he asked what kind of cookies I was making. He (being under 40) was disappointed when I told him "molasses". And yet he downed three large cookies on the way out the door to the gym. Ohhhh. It's good to have him home :)