Sunday, December 14, 2014

SRC Cookie Carnival: Ginger Molasses Cookies


Welcome to a special edition of the Secret Recipe Club. As some of you know, I've been a part of this super fun club for a couple of years now and needless to say I love every minute of it. This month you would have noticed, this is my second post for the club. This post is a little different. Our brave leader, Sarah of Fastantical Sharing of Recipes came up with the brilliant suggestion that in time for Christmas, we should get together across our 4 groups and do a Cookie post. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

For this special reveal of the SRC, I was assigned Lauren's blog 'Sew You Think You Can Cook' - what a clever name; I do love a good pun. Get this Lauren is an aerospace engineer and hopes to become a caterer one day. Not only does she cook, but she also crafts - quilting, cross stitch and scrapbooking, to name a few. I like that because I love to dabble in a few crafts myself. Like me she loves Holiday decorations. I think we'd get along very well. I enjoy cross stitch but have never tried my hand at quilting. But after checking out a few tutorials on Lauren's blog, I am so tempted. I think I will soon try my hand at it. :)

For now however, I will have to be satisfied just baking one of her cookie recipes. And when I saw her recipe for Ginger Molasses Cookies, I knew I was going to make it. I love a good Gingersnap cookie, have loved them since I was a child, and the mild spices seem perfect for Christmas.

Just a couple of changes to the recipe. The original one uses unsalted butter and 1/2 tsp salt. I just used salted butter, since thats all I had, and I left out the salt. Also, I used treacle instead of molasses. I couldn't find molasses in any of the local store here; shocking (I think) at this time of the year.

The cookies were lovely. Crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside, with just the right amount of sweetness. The only change I will make the next time I make these cookies, will be to cut down on the ground cloves. It was a little strong for me. But overall, this recipe is a keeper. Thank you Lauren, for sharing this recipe.





Ginger Molasses Cookies

115g butter
1/2 cup sugar, plus more for rolling the cookies in
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
2 egg whites
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger

Preheat your oven to 180°C.

Beat the butter and sugars till combined.

Add the molasses and mix.

And the egg whites and mix till combined.

In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients, namely the flour, baking soda and spices.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mix in two parts, mixing well between each addition.

Roll the dough into 1" balls.

Roll the balls in some granulated white sugar.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Leave the cookies to cool off on the tray.

Enjoy!


NOTE:
If you find the dough too sticky to handle, refrigerate the dough for about 5 minutes and then try.




22 comments:

  1. Thank you for such a kind write up! Your plate of cookies looks wonderful.

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    1. You're very welcome ... Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. These cookies look SO delicious! I love adding ginger to any Christmas cookie.

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  3. I also went with a spice-type cookie - cannot resist them

    your cookies seem absolutely delicious, I am crazy for anything ginger!

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    1. Thanks Sally ... I'm a big fan of ginger too :)

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  4. I made ginger molasses cookies too! Aren't they so tasty?

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    1. Great minds, Nicole ;) They are so good!

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  5. My husband loves these kind of cookies! Yours look so pretty!

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    1. This was my first time working with it .... and I must say, I love it too :)

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  7. Love the combination of ginger and molasses~ Perfect for this time of year~ Happy Holidays~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  8. YUM! They look really good and I love how Christmas-y they are! Happy Holidays!

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  9. great choice Trisha and hope you have a lovely Christmas! x

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    1. Thanks Leigh .... trust you had a wonderful Christmas :)

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  10. These are my favorite Christmas cookies to make every year! That molasses and spice combo just screams holidays!

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    1. They absolutely do Jess ... thanks for stopping by!

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  11. These look scrumptious - well done!

    I'm going to send my girlfriend the link to this post and hopefully she takes the hint and cooks up a cookie storm for me.

    Wish me luck! :p

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    1. Thank you Mike .... May 2015 bring you loads of homemade cookies :D

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