Friday, February 23, 2007

Soft Molasses Cookies

You'll Need:
1/4 C Sugar
1/2 C Canola Oil
1/2 C Cold Coffee
1 Tbsp. Soda (dissolved in coffee)
1 C. Molasses
1/2 tsp. Ginger
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
4 C Flour (I used 1/2 White & 1/2 WW)

How To

Beat together the sugar, oil, coffee, dissolved soda and molasses until frothy. Stir in the rest.
Chill dough over-night. But if you just can't wait, chill at least an hour before baking.
Roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness on floured surface & cut with cookie cutters.
Bake in 350* oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool, frost, & enjoy these not-so-sugary cookies.

I prepared the above scene for my oldest daughter. "Do you want to make cut-out cookies?" She ran into the kitchen, and we put on her apron & chef's hat. I had divided the dough, and only rolled out half for her to immediately start pressing cutters. Then, she helped me roll out the remaining dough as the cookies were in cooking/cooling rotation.

We frosted a few, but most were eaten plain. Look at Jolie wishing some would hit the floor!

The Global Warming 'Globie Awards' have been counted, and the winners/losers are....

exactly how I voted!

Have a fantastic weekend.


bazu said...

Those cookies look so good. They're sparking a serious craving in me! And that last picture with the double dose of cute- the kiddie and the puppy. Awww. Ooh, and I never thought to pair squash with coconut before (from your last post). What a fabulous idea!

Melody said...

Ok, I don't know who's cuter.. your kids or your dog...

It's so wonderful how you cook with your kids.. also, your squash on your last post looks amazing!

KleoPatra said...

Ohmygosh. SO CUTE. Your daughters! Jolie waiting! i love it.

I just e-mailed you about the Globies, too, and then i came here and see that you already knew. And you knew your votes, too, obviously. :o)

You smart cookie (no pun intended)!

laura jesser said...

Mmm, looks good! And your daughter looks like she's going to be a regular chef!

funwithyourfood said...

I think you have a little chef there too!!

Caty said...

Those cookies look delicious and your daughters are so cute!

Urban Vegan said...

Those cookies sound seriously comforting. Love your daughter's chef get-up. Poor Jolie--guess she has a sweet tooth, too.

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