These stormy days have me craving some serious baked goods. I always find myself gravitating to baking cookies at this time of year, especially ones that have a holiday feel to them. I definitely plan on baking a few more types of cookies before jetting off to Thailand in three weeks, but for my first batch I leaned towards a half holiday/half autumn feel cookie. This is one of my mum's best friends recipe and I don't think it can be beat. The spices give it the perfect flavour while the molasses helps the cookie remain chewy and moist. Who doesn't love a chewy cookie? After I baked these for a weekend with friends, they were gone in just a few days! If you want something to do this rainy day weekend that doesn't involve going outside, bake these cookies! You will not be disappointed! Below is the recipe and directions, enjoy!
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- few drops of maple flavouring (I used maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
1. Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses, egg, vanilla and maple flavouring. Mix well.
2. Sift together salt, flour, baking soda, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well.
3. Roll into balls between palms. Roll in sugar (I did not do this step.) Place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheets. Do not press down before baking.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes (I found they definitely needed 15 minutes in my oven.)
5. Let cool on cooling racks before eating!