Did anyone else out there not realize today is December 1st!? I'm a day behind... I even thought today was Wednesday.
Today is not only Thursday - it's the FIRST OF DECEMBER! Let the cookie baking commence.
Perfect Molasses Cookies
6 c flour
3 c sugar
1 T baking soda
1 T baking powder
1 T ground ginger
1 T ground cinnamon
1 t ground nutmeg
3/4 t ground cloves
1/2 t ground allspice
Mix the above dry ingredients in a very large bowl with a wood spoon or wire whisk. When completely mixed divide the mixture evenly into 3 large ziplock baggies with 3 cups of the mix in each. Make one ziplock at a time.
When you are ready to make cookies;
3/4 c soft butter (real)
1/4 c molasses
to each 3 cup dry mix in your ziploc. Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in plain white granulated sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes until the edge is firm and the top is cracked. Cool on the pan for 1 minute before moving to wire racks.
Previously, after posting this recipe on An American Housewife in 2008, I had this comment mailed to me. I want to include it here as well.
I just wanted to let you know that you are so right about those molasses cookies. I made the whole batch and kept the dry and it was perfect. I went to a Christmas cookie swap and took those and they were a hit. I saw the hostess tonight at a school function and she told me how great they were and how she kept them from the rest of her family!
Anyway, thanks again. The recipe rocked!