Posts tagged ‘soft’

February 9, 2011

Gingery Molasses Cookies

These ginger cookies are incredible!!! Yes, I must be in the cookie spirit, because I can’t turn down a good cookie recipe right now. I’m not sure what it is– random cravings, the time of year, butter, sweet, delicious, soft, chewy, warm out of the oven, magnificent. I love cookies lately. And not all, mind you. I’ve still retained my sense of standard and decorum. I don’t jump onto every cookie I see. I consider it carefully before I tell the good ones how much I love them.

These are some mighty good ones. Let me tell you. Actually, allow me to show you. And encourage you to make these right this very moment. Yes. Now.

Gingery Molasses Cookies
Inspired by Rosie at Sweetapolita

2 1/4 c unbleached white-wheat flour
1/2 t ground ginger
1 t cinnamon
2 t baking soda
1/2 t sea salt
3/4 c unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c dark brown sugar
1/4 c molasses
1 large egg
1 pkg crystalized ginger
Demerara sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift all dry ingredients together. Set bowl aside.

Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy and much lighter. At least beat for 2 minutes. Add egg, mix; add molasses, mix for another minute.

Blend. Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.

Chop up crystalized ginger.

Add and mix in on low.

Make balls of dough then roll in demerara sugar to completely coat. Place on Silpated cookie sheet.

Lightly flatten cookie. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or as soon as cookies begin to crack. Let cookies cool on sheet then on a cooling rack.

These are incredibly chewy and absolutely perfect.

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September 28, 2010

Cinnamon-Apple Cookies

The preschool treat I did take. (See Definitely Cannot Force Three-Year Olds to Try) The theme for the week was Apples! The letter of the week: A. I went through a lot of back up ideas when I realized I couldn’t take the muffins I had intended to take:: dried apricots, asparagus, animal crackers, applesauce, American cheese cut out in the shape of an “a,” apoplectic muffins, armageddon cookies, accidental food, angry teddy grahams, and Apple Jacks.

I didn’t go with any of those. You’re very welcome, bugslies.

Cinnamon-Apple Cookies
Inspired by Cate’s World Kitchen

1 1/8 c A-P flour
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 c brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 t vanilla
1 c grated golden delicious apple

Stir flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter and brown sugar with hand mixer until fluffy.

Beat in egg and vanilla then the flour mixture.

Mix in the grated apple. Then cover and chill for an hour. (Or thirty minutes for if you’re too impatient to distract yourself for another thirty minutes. But try to wait.)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.