Thursday, February 18, 2010

molasses for dessert

This posting is for those of you who did not check out the "Martha Stewart's Favorite Cookies" DVD from your local library.

With leftover lentils on the docket for this eve, here is a great and fast cookie recipe. They are legitimately chewy and surprisingly delicious.

Perk: You only have to dirty one mixing bowl bowl.

Preheat oven to 375

Combine and sift with fork:
1.5 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir in with wooden spoon:
1/2 cup shortening melted and cooled
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup rolled oats

(The dough will be thick and clumpy, but keep stirring a bit longer and it will smooth out.)

Scoop out dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I used a coffee bean scooper.
Press them down with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar.

Bake for 12 minutes

* Optional: Give half or more of the batch to neighbor unless you have lots of kids


  1. Melissa! great writing. I always manage to use more than one bowl anyway. "Where should I put this cracked egg shell?" In a bowl. I'm making a couple things from tonight for a small dinner party. Time to get cracking.
    Rachael from the Advent

  2. I'm totally making these tonight!

  3. Nice! I always use more than one bowl too, but it is possible!

  4. I need to learn how to bake/cook... These sound delish, love!