Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Day of Baking....

Monday was a little rainy here in New England, so I decided to bake. And bake I did, I will be sharing what I have done the next couple days. I'm a BIG fan of Molasses Cookies, especially with ginger added. I think I could eat the whole batch if given the chance.

Here is my recipe. They come out flat and chewy.
Molasses Cookies
INGREDIENTS:
* 1/2 cup softened margarine
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup dark molasses
* 1/2 cup cooled brewed coffee
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/2 cup white sugar
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger; blend into the molasses mixture, alternating with the coffee. Cover, and chill dough for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten the cookies with the bottom of a glass.
.3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.

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