Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TWD - Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies


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.

19 comments:

Amanda said...

I had the same reaction when I made these. Never been a big fan of gingersnaps so didn't think I would really like these and I loved them! Made them last week :) I made the cran apple crisp this week, so good!

Jessica said...

Those cookies look wonderful! I love the extra sugar that you sprinkled on top of the cookies.

chocolatechic said...

They were just so good.

I made the bundt cake for this week.

shortbreadsouth said...

My suggestion - eat them with some ice cream tonight!

Clivia said...

Isn't it nice to have a surprise hit? I'm also a fan of "freeze until needed" dough.
Glad you enjoyed!

Flourchild said...

They look great. I dipped mine in chocolate and it was the bomb!

Tammy said...

I had a molasses disaster, so used golden syrup instead and they turned out delicious

Kim said...

Thse cookies were my favorite too. They are so delicious. They look wonderful.

Megan said...

I made the same changes as you - and loved the cookies just as much.

Only I don't have any left!

margot said...

That stack of cookies looks great! I'm glad you found a spice cookie you like. It's funny, I actually just baked the last of my dough and made them chewier - those ones were extra good.

jillbert said...

They look great! I didn't think I'd like them either, so it was a nice surprise.

pinkstripes said...

Glad you liked them. They look great!

Steph said...

I'm not a fan of spices either, but I loved these too!

Pamela said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Seems like many bakers did, and that's a relief. Thanks for the wonderfully, kind things you said. I am so lucky to have so many great friends in the blogosphere!!

TeaLady said...

Isn't it nice to have a flexible cookies. Add this. Take that away. Still good. Yours look perfect.

TeaLady said...

Only because it is so much harder to freeze apples than bananas. LOL

Romaine said...

Even if the sugar doesn't add much to the taste, they sure are pretty. Mine disappeared on my first attempt.

Susan said...

I don't know how I missed seeing these! I loved these cookies. Yours look perfect!

Tracey said...

Glad these turned out to be a good surprise for you! They were popular at my house too. I wish I had stuck some dough in the freezer to bake off because I could really go for some now :)