If you're anything like me, you've probably avoided molasses cookies at all costs because one time you smelled pure molasses and you were completely disgusted. But if you're not like me, you've been experiencing these cookies and enjoying them for what they are. And what they are is a delicious, slightly spicy, soft and chewy cookie.
I decided to make these cookies because my roommate mentioned off-hand that she wanted her parents to send her some molasses ginger cookies. First I was slightly insulted, because I feel like she should know that all baking requests can be fulfilled by me. But I quickly recovered and made this batch of cookies, and I topped them with a brown maple butter icing. I learned a little trick from The Pioneer Woman about these cookies, roll them in the sugar once, then roll them back into your hands, then coat a second time with the sugar. That will make these crackly little beauties have an extra crunchy top. Perfection.
Bake these little guys just until the cracks form, then let them hangout for 1 minute in the oven before you let them cool. Feel free to eat them with or without the icing.
Who knew something so delicious could come from something so smelly and gross. I'm looking at you pure molasses, you nasty.
These cookies are a nice break from more traditional types of cookies. They're not overly sweet, and they balance out a dessert platter nicely. Who knows, maybe Santa would like a couple of these waiting for him by the Christmas tree this year?
Also I threw a bunch of glitter all over my table so I could take these photos. I'm currently living my dream. Now my whole apartment is somehow covered in glitter. Crazy how that works.