Tuesday, November 3, 2009
TWD - Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies
I was raised into a Jewish style of baking. All desserts tasted like either cheese or chocolate. Never both. And, in season, apples. I don't remember the first time I ate a gingerbread man, but I was hooked. So much flavour! With edible limbs!
Today's cookie reminds me of my earliest gingerbread. Not too ginger-spicy, with lots of other notes - cinnamon, allspice and, most notably, black pepper.
Here's a question for everyone who baked them - the recipe implies that it makes two dozen. I rolled the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and got 6 1/2 dozen of 3" cookies. How many did you make? How big were they?
Thanks to a great blogger Pamela of Cookies With Boys for choosing this recipe. Since we're baking out of order this month, the recipe isn't up yet. Please stop by her blog anyways and check out her cute cran-apple crisps in ramekins.
I found these cookies simple to put together and difficult to stop eating. Have I mentioned that I have 6 1/2 dozen? If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by for tea and cookies!