Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies

This week for Tuesdays With Dorie, I made Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies, chosen by Pamela of Cookies with Boys. This is one of those recipes that looked nothing like it was supposed to, was frustratingly sticky during the assembly, and turned into a big, spread out mess on the cookie sheet. But it was so tasty I didn't even mind, and that's saying something.

Maybe it was the molasses I used. Dorie said not to use blackstrap, but I've only ever seen one brand of molasses in all of my years of grocery shopping, and it doesn't even say whether it's blackstrap or not. These cookies, which were supposed to be golden brown and form perfectly round discs, were very dark brown and spread out so much that the cookie sheet actually became one giant cookie - even though I refrigerated the dough before baking it. I cut the massive cookie into circles and was planning on grinding up the scraps to make a crust for a pie in the future, but my fiance chowed down on them instead. He couldn't help himself - they were that tasty.

In terms of flavour, this is a go-to recipe for sure. But I'll have to figure out how to ease the preparation in the future. Based on Pam's experience, it sounds like more flour may be the key.

Thanks for a great pick, Pam! Visit her blog for the recipe.


Steph November 24, 2009 at 5:36:00 PM EST  

I was going to ask how you got your cookies to look so perfectly circular with straight edges like that. At least there were a lot of cookie crumbs to snack on!

Clivia November 24, 2009 at 5:36:00 PM EST  

More flour is definitely key. But at least you're enjoying the awesome taste!

MaryBeth November 24, 2009 at 8:22:00 PM EST  

I love soft molasses cookies, these look fabulous. I bet the taste is simply out of this world.

Susan November 25, 2009 at 10:15:00 PM EST  

I made these again tonight and this time they baked flatter and darker than the first time. I didn't think I did anything different, but the cookies were different this time. Go figure. But, both times, they were delicious!

matty November 26, 2009 at 11:03:00 AM EST  

These were darn tasty.

Pamela November 29, 2009 at 9:07:00 PM EST  

I made them again with a full 3 cups of flour and they were so much easier to make. This time, no spreading issues and they were so pretty, not to mention delicious. Thanks for baking with me!

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