During the month of November Laurie, our Tuesdays with Dorie fearless leader, has given us the option of posting out of order. These cookies are scheduled for this week and were picked by Pamela of Cookies with Boys. Pamela is one of my all-time favorite people. You know she's a really cool, sweet, caring person just from reading her blog. So I was excited to make her pick, even though I'm not a fan of molasses, nor of spice cookies.
Imagine my surprise when I loved them! Absolutely loved them! They're easy (which never hurts) and adaptable (I nixed the pepper and allspice and added nutmeg instead) and you can keep the dough in your fridge and bake them off as needed. That's the perfect kind of cookie in my book. If you'd like the recipe, check out Pamela's post or better yet, buy the book everybody is raving about: Baking From My Home to Yours and join us in baking through it.
I sprinkled on extra sugar before baking some of them, and though I like how it made them look, it didn't add anything to the flavor so I'll skip that step next time. I'll also bake them for a minute or two less since I like a chewier cookie. And next time might be tonight since I still have some dough in the fridge. Sweet!
Thanks, Pamela, for a pick that was surprisingly good.