October 12, 2009

The perfect fall cookie

Super soft and totally delicious:
Ginger Molasses Cookies

This is one of my all time favorite cookies. I remember one year in the late 80's when these babies won the blue ribbon at the Yavapai County Fair. My mom entered these, some other food thing I cant remember, and a dress she had made for me. I loved that dress! I can still see it hanging there on the wall of the fair display. Well my mom won blue ribbon in all categories she entered and so she got the super big rosette ribbon! I think I entered my barbie collection that year. Do kids still enter collections in the fair? I hope so.

Make these cookies soon, they are the perfect fall desert!

3/4 C oil
1 C sugar, plus more for rolling
1 egg
4 T molasses

Mix first four ingredients then add:

2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger

Stir together until combined. The dough may look too dry, but keep stirring and it will all turn out nicely.

Roll into tablespoon size balls, then roll the balls in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Dont over bake or they get hard!

This recipe doubles nicely!


Julie said...

looks tasty next time you make some, feel free to drop some off for me:)

eckleinman said...

For some reason we call this cookie, besides good, earthquake cookies. They were always my fave. I heart the fair! I need a blue rosette ribbon someday.

Anonymous said...

Got this recipe from Tasty Kitchen last night and made these cookies this morning...Delicious! My family loved them, too.