Monday, January 19, 2009

Molasses Spice Cookies

These cookies are quite spicy. In a good way. They definitely have a lot of flavor. It helps that I had all my spices freshly ground and the knob of ginger in the freezer.

Source is Pioneer Woman. She totally rocks my socks. Even if I didn't want to make the recipe, she's very entertaining and has lotsa pretty pics. I doubled the recipe. I knew they would be good. Just knew it.

Molasses Spice Cookies

2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup Crisco (vegetable shortening)
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
3/4 tsp salt
5 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream sugar, shortening, molasses, and egg together until well combined.
Dump in dry ingredients, stirring dry ingredients together lightly. Mix together until dough is combined.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls.
Roll each ball with sugar.
Place balls on a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes, allowing to bake for about a minute after cookies begin to crack.
Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool.

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