Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crackle Top Ginger Molasses Cookies

I just LOVE this time of year. The cold weather outside, coming in and warming up with a nice cup of hot chocolate and cookies. Sitting in front of the fire, enjoying the lights on the tree. There is just something about the holiday season, that make ordinary things seem so much more special. One of my guilty pleasures this winter season, has been stopping by my favourite coffee shop, for a hot chocolate and ginger molasses, or ginger bread cookie. I just love the sweet warm flavours in these types of cookies. So much so, that I decided to make some ginger molasses cookies, for the holidays. I knew these would also be a hit with my Dad, so that's another reason I decided to make them.

With my oven supposedly broken for the last few days, the last thing on my mind has been holiday baking. Yesterday, I realized there was only one week left, before the kids and I head to my parents house, for the holidays. Then I started panicking, since I've yet to start my Christmas baking! I usually make a list of treats I plan on making, then make a list of ingredients needed, for each treat. That way I know exactly what ingredients I need and how much. Well, I didn't have any butter, so I decided to search for a ginger molasses cookie, that uses canola oil. I found one with wonderful reviews on allrecipes.com, so decided to make them. Super simple, they came together in a snap and smelled like heaven while baking. They look absolutely fabulous and they taste awesome too. I did cool them on a piece of parchment paper, so they would stay soft on the inside, instead of cooling crisp. These cookies will be a perfect addition to our dessert trays this year.

Crackle Top Ginger Molasses Cookies
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2/3 C canola oil
3/4 C white sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 C molasses
2 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

In a large bowl mix oil, 3/4 C sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, beat well and stir in molasses. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and spices. Add to wet ingredients and mix well. If necessary, add more flour to make a firm dough.

Shape Tbs amounts of dough into balls. Roll in remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Place 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes; or until tops crack. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack (for crisp cookies), or on parchment paper )for chewy cookies.

This recipe is being entered in EatInEatOut's 3 Annual Christmas in July Cookie Contest

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Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
Your Ginger Molasses Cookies look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
Miz Helen

Katherines Corner said...

Please pass the milk :-) Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥

Susan@Organized31 said...

I love molasses cookies - they're so nostalgic. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

I'm having a great time co-hosting The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Part & Giveaway. Thanks for linking up your tasty recipe! Oh, I love molases, and it brings back wonderful memories of my mom. Stop back by the party and exchange more recipes. Pinned, Shared, and Tweeted... :)

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