Just out of the oven & ready to cool...If we were coming for Fall school break, or perhaps later at Thanksgiving, she would always have Cowboy Cookies (a good old chocolate chip recipe) , maybe snickerdoodles, one of my favorites...a raspberry swirl, and almost always-a container of molasses cookies. Years ago, when Steve, Stephanie & the girls would come also, she would have to bake forever to make sure she had enough on hand! Stephanie was well known for sneaking in the laundry room where the stash of cookies was stored. And before we knew it, the molasses cookies would be gone.
My snaggled tooth taste tester!
Parker had more than one...I have company coming too, but not until Thanksgiving time. Seems like I never had time to bake ahead, but maybe I might be able to get a little done this year. At least I have good intentions! There is nothing like homemade cookies!
Can you smell the molasses?
Just in case you can't read it:
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 stick), melted
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Combine butter, sugar & egg. Beat until blended and add molasses & mix well.
Add flour & soda & blend. Chill dough! Roll into balls & then roll balls in granulated sugar to coat. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Sam from our church makes a trip to Kentucky around this time of year & brings back the best molasses! Try to get some other than you find in the grocery store.