Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Everyone should have a handful of cookie recipes in their back pocket (or that awkward cabinet above the stove) that can be whipped up on a moment’s notice, using nothing more than pantry staples. And if one of those recipes is delightfully spiced and perfect for holiday gift-giving, everybody wins.
This one fits the bill perfectly and comes together quicker than most. Cookies are quite possibly my favorite food, and this one ranks incredibly high on my list of favorites considering that it contains no chocolate whatsoever. They’re so good, in fact, that when thrown into my cookie jar with some chocolate-mint cookies, the resulting hint of peppermint didn’t even bother me.
What are you waiting for? Make these! Go!
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 cup sugar for dipping
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the oil, sugar, egg and molasses. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger, and gradually add to the liquid ingredients.
Roll dough into walnut size balls (about 1/2 a tablespoon) and dip into sugar.
Bake until slightly brown for 12-15 minutes (more on the 12-minute side for me).