Autumn cookies

molasses sugar cookiesI am definately a creature of habit. I’ve wanted to add a new recipe to the blog, really I have, but we’ve had our usual goodies for the past couple weeks. Things like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, chicken pot pie, chicken soup, and bison and cheese with mushrooms and mayonnaise. But last night I changed that. I made Buttermilk Crumb Muffins for next month’s TWD. They came out fantastic. Check back in a couple weeks for the link to the recipe.

Being a creature of habit, we also made our weekly trip to the library and I found this amazing cookbook, Gooseberry Patch’s Taste of Autumn. It was one of those books that the library “promotes”. You know the ones, they are propped up instead of in the racks. Gooseberry Patch is quite the brand name, with over 100 published cookbooks, a blog and videos. I wish I could buy them all!

From this cookbook I wanted to make a cookie that said “Autumn”. There is a Staff Appreciation luncheon next week and I agreed to make cookies for it. I think I’ll make these little gems.

Molasses Sugar Cookies – recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch

Start out with 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of packed brown sugar, 2 eggs and 3 Tbs. molasses. Blend well.

Now in another bowl whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp each: ginger, cloves (or allspice) and salt, and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and refridgerate for a while. You want the dough to be easy to handle and not sticky.

When the dough is chilled, roll into one inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350F oven. They will flatten out, like this:

They came out beautifully and they taste even better. A perfect autumn cookie :)

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5 thoughts on “Autumn cookies”

    1. And they are even better the day after! I put them in a ziplock bag and they are so soft. They almost had an oatmeal cream pie flavor? I bet making them into a sandwich with frosting would be sooo good.

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