Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Soft Molasses Cookies

I can't decide if I like Autumn or not. I get taken in by the cooler temperatures, the reds and golds of the changing leaves, and a break on my electric bill. But then there's the spiders. Lots of spiders. And that weird dew/condensation thing happening with your windshield where you have to get the temp just right inside your vehicle to be able to see. I don't like that.

Oh, you know another thing I like about Autumn? The perfect Fall combination of molasses cookies and a hot cup of coffee or tea. I'll suffer through the spiders for that.

Soft Molasses Cookies (from recipezaar)

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Cream together shortening and brown sugar. Stir in egg and molasses and mix well. Fold in dry ingredients and stir. Cover and chill till firm (1-2 hours). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into small balls and roll in white sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Leave on sheet 1 minute until set.

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  1. I'm going to have to make these, these look so YUMMY!

  2. These sound DELICIOUS! I see some baking in my future...

  3. I have not tried these kind of cookies before! They look yummy, I think it might be a cookie for Er to make.

  4. Those look delicious! I love Fall, but I don't notice the spiders as much.

  5. Yummy. I am totally snagging this recipe. Thanks for the share.

  6. those look so good, I love them soft too!

  7. hey there - this is a great post...but the picture was small when submitted to TasteSpotting.com...if you have a larger picture, please do resubmit!

  8. I love these cookies too! Made my first batch tonight... one of the best parts of fall!

  9. Thanks for all the comments guys! I was looking for a homemade molasses cookie similar to the Archway brand. And these do not disappoint!

  10. Where are you that you get spiders in the Fall? We get 'em in the Spring-Summer around here.

    For the molasses, are you using "blackstrap" molasses?

  11. Nate-n-Annie--In Arkansas you have to look straight ahead while hiking through woods or you'll be covered in spiderwebs! Because October/Halloween is so associated with spiders I just thought the rest of the country experienced it as well:)

    I used unsulphured molasses for this recipe.

  12. Mmmmm...mmmmmm...as usual you have me drooling over those delish looking cookies.

    None for me, still on my diet. :|

  13. I love when you post new recipes. I've got the autumn cookies, now I just need the cooler weather. Durn Arizona heat.

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