Ginger Molasses Cookies



Ingredients  

2 cups flour

1 stick butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1 egg

2 top baking soda

1 1/2 top cinnamon

1 top cardamom

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

1/4 top salt
Recipe

Preheat the oven to 375.

Cream sugar and butter together. Add molasses and egg. Mix well.

Add soda and spices. Mix well.

Gradually add flour and mix until all combined.

Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


cranberry oatmeal cookieIngredients

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Beat in molasses. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and walnuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Old Fashioned Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


Old fashioned cranberry oatmeal cookies

Those of you who know me, know that I can NOT follow a recipe. I always have to tinker with them a little. This started because I wanted a i with molasses. I have a recipe for Molasses Sugar Cookies. But that recipe requires the dough to be chilled for several hours. You all also know that I am the Queen of the Procrastinators… so I need cookies for 2 this afternoon. That recipe wasn’t going to work.

I found a great looking Oatmeal Cookie recipe with molasses… and tweaked it. The result is these really yummy Old Fashioned Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie recipe. I even measured so I could share what I really did…LOL!

 

1 1/3 Cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup molasses

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups rolled oats

1 2/3 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup cranberries (you could substitute raisins or craisins)

 

1. Heat oven to 375. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, butter, molasses, eggs, and vanilla.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients except cranberries and mix until well-blended.

3. Add cranberries and stir in well.

4. Make walnut sized balls and put about 2 inches apart on a greased cookied sheet.

5. Bake for 10 minutes. Let rest on the cookie sheet for one minute before removing. Cool on rack or paper towels.

 

Molasses Sugar Cookies


 
 Molasses Sugar Cookies
 
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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
Directions:
1. Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool.
2. Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.
3. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.
4. Form into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes.
6. Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp. If they do lose their softness, an easy way to restore it is to place one slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a couple of hours or overnight and they will be soft again!

Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies


Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 15 ounce canpumpkin
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)
Directions
1.                    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
2.                    Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
3.                    In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes about 60 cookies.

Almond Joy Cookies


This is what happens in my house when my hubby gets a chocolate craving. I don’t usually like to bake cookies but can’t resist the fun of tinkering with a recipe. I printed out the chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe from this blog, then I added coconut and almonds. The result was delicious!

Almond Joy Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup softened butter

1 1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

2/3 cup cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup coconut

1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt gradually and mix thouroughly. Mix in chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until set.

4. Enjoy!

Chocolate chocolate chip cookies


 
 
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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