Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TWD: Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies

Awesomeness! I was surprised because of containing a fair amount of ginger, and being quite
spicy the whole family loved them.

Like another TWD Blogger said, "they're like Thanksgiving in a bowl" and I agree with cinnamon, allspice, ginger and molasses. Much to the kids' disappointment we baked up a sheet and rolled the rest into balls:

and bagged them up to be baked for a gift, or for a special guest, to make the house smell good, or just to eat!

Plus, now I feel like I have a tiny headstart on the holiday season by having these gems in the freezer. I added a little bit of shortening, since several bakers talked about the batter spreading, and that tends to really happen at high altitude. My mother-in-law taught me that trick, and she probably learned it from growing up in Lake Tahoe. Thanks for stopping by and happy baking!


  1. Your cookies look perfect! I don't think I knew that trick about the shortening. Very interesting. I saved some of mine for the holidays, too. Thanks for baking with me!

  2. yummy! I should have done the bag thing....I rolled mine into a log for later baking. I like your idea better :)