I am sure after Valentine’s day you have had your fair share of sweet treats, but let’s be honest you can never have enough sweet treats!
I met my friend Robin while interning at Pencils of Promise an amazing organization that helps build schools in third world countries. If you haven’t heard of this organization I strongly, strongly suggest checking out their website! Last winter/spring we were both interning there and we became fast friends. We especially liked to talk about cooking and baking. We both eventually had to leave Pencils of Promise and she moved all the way to D.C.
We recently decided we wanted to be cookie pen pals and it just so happens that I received these little gems in the mail the other day. (BTW they lasted a day, I brought them to work and they were devoured)
These cookies are little pillows of heaven!
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup raisons
Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and molasses. Mix well.
Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and ginger in another large bowl until well blended. Stir in crystallized ginger.
Blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture a cup at a time, mixing well, until it is all incorporated. Chill the dough in the refrigerator until firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
Place the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll in the sugar. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the cookies, in batches, until they crackle on top, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
What’s the best cookie you have eaten recently, homemade or store bought?