Cookie Time!

22 Dec

Oh people. I can’t even tell you how happy I am with this year’s baked goods. I made a bunch of gift packages for friends, family, and coworkers. My coworkers gobbled up almost all of them in one day. Yay.

Here’s the rundown of cookies (and links to the recipes):
Cornmeal, Black Pepper & Rosemary Butter Cookies
Lemon, Lime & Clove Sugar Cookies (my favorite in the bunch- it takes summery flavors and gives them a wintry twist)
Peppermint Shortbread
Molasses Spice Cookies (no link because it’s mostly my recipe, listed below)

They’re risky recipes- very different from the standard Christmas cookie. But because they’re so different they’re usually very well-received (unless you only like chocolate chip then whatever). There are tons of other recipes on that site that I want need to try. Hazelnut Honey Toffee Tart? Um yes please.

Okay here are your gratuitous photos:

Molasses Spice Cookies

● 2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1 tsp. baking soda
● 1 tsp. salt
● 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
● 3/4 cup granulated sugar
● 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
● 1 tsp. vanilla extract
● 2 large egg
● 1 tbsp cocoa powder
● 1 tbsp cinnamon
● 2 tbsp molasses
● 1/2 tsp ginger
● 1/4 tsp allspice
● 1/2 tsp nutmeg
● 1/4 tsp cloves
Directions:
1. PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
2. COMBINE flour, spices, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
3. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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2 Responses to “Cookie Time!”

  1. Yasmin December 22, 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    Oh.myyyyyy.

    This could be very, VERY dangerous.

  2. Lacey December 24, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    i’m so impressed!!!!!!!! those recipes are seriously pretty darn interesting sounding!!!!! i have not ever heard of any of them! love that you baked all of this and glad the results are good, too :) very fun!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!! woooo wooo!

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