Friday, October 2, 2015

Molasses Cookies~ Day 2

I have several childhood memories of biting into a warm cookie on a fall day only to have it melt in my mouth. Little did I know back then that cookies melting in your mouth was a proof of baking excellence. Well, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but I like to think of it that way. The cookies I’m about to show you are simply divine and often have the “melt in your mouth” affect on your sweet tooth.

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If you have children, involve them in your kitchen adventures. It’s important to teach them even if it is just scooping cookies and boiling water. I am so thankful my momma came alongside me at a young age and helped me develop a love for creating in the kitchen. I give her the credit for my getting into a bakery manager position for many years. Ah, it was so much fun!

Molasses Cookies (3) 

I always double this recipe because they freeze so well.

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Molasses Cookies

3/4 c. butter (whip 1 minute)
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c. molasses
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat all of the above ingredients and chill in fridge for 1 hour.
Roll into balls then roll in sugar.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes

When cooled drizzle glaze over top.
Glaze: 1 c. powdered sugar, 1 T corn syrup, 2 T water, 1/4 tsp. vanilla

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