Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

I made spiced molasses cookies, would you like to try one?

I would.

Mmmm. Oh, those are good, I’ll just take them back to the kitchen for myself…

Alright, I ditched my petticoat and I found more cookies. I may share with you yet…

I think I’ll ditch that apron as well. There, that looks better.

What was that? You never saw my petticoat?

I put it back on just to show you. This green beauty from Malco Modes is my favorite!


Now I will tell you my cookie recipe, slightly modified from Better Homes & Gardens
I double this recipe every time
2 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup real butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1teaspoon each of: baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves (I always add EXTRA quantities of spices)
1/4 cup raw course sugar

1. In a large mixing bowl combine about half of the flour, brown sugar, butter, molasses, egg, baking soda, and spices. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until combined. Beat or stir in remaining flour
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the sugar to coat. Place balls two inches apart on cookie sheet. Back 375 for 8-10 minutes or till edges are set and tops are crackled. Cool cookies on the sheet for one minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 48 cookies

I make my balls larger than that and yield less cookies, baked about 8min so their larger size renders them soft and gooey rather than hard or snappy as some prefer their ginger “snaps”.

Also in this series: Yellow Apron

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MUAH: Self
Unique Vintage Dress, Malco Modes slip, and shoes by BCBG acquired from a thrift shop in Nevada City

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