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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Butterscotch Molasses Cookies

Three kids - three different schools - dance - band- piano- first lego league - youth and government - youth counsel  - and one husband out of town mmmm lazy cooking days.  I fell back to our old regulars since we had only about a half an hour between breathing and running out of the house to our next activity.  The one-day of exception, September 11th, we made some cookies and brought them to our local firehouse.




 
cookies or a practical joke
 
Butterscotch Molasses Cookies
From Maida Heatter’s
Book of Great Cookies
adapted  
1 1/4 (5oz) butter room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
1t baking soda
1/4t mace
1/8 t sea salt
1 egg room temperature
1/2t pure vanilla extract
sugar

~ melt the butter in a heavy 3 quart sauce pan over moderate heat
~ add the sugar and molasses and stir until the sugar is medlted
~ bring the mixture to a rolling boil and then remove it from the heat
~ cool to room temperature about 20 minutes
~ sift together the flour, baking soda, mace and salt - set aside
~ add the egg and vanilla to the cooled butter mixture and beat with a wooden spatula until smooth
~ gradually add the sifted dry ingredients and beat with the wooden spatula until smooth
~ using a small cookie scoop create small balls
~ refrigerate balls for an hour or so
~ preheat oven 375
~ roll the ball in sugar
~ smash down on cookie sheet 1 to 1 1/2" apart
~ bake 7-10 minutes
~ the cookies will be slightly soft and as they cool will crisp up
~ cool on cookie try 4 minutes
~ transfer to wire rack

8 comments:

  1. The finished cookies look and sound fantastic but I'm glad you made the joke you did about the uncooked ones cause I admit it; I was thinking what you implied lol. On that note, I really want those cookies. Erhmmmm, the cooked ones :-P

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  2. I love molasses in baked goods the flavor is always nice. They look fantastic.

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  3. wow, those look great! Your description of your busy days scares me, I have three young ones and as of yet, we don't quite have that scedule, but I know we will at some point!

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  4. Mmm I love butterscotch:) These sound just fantastic!

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  5. They look delicious and that was very nice of you...

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  6. Omg I love butterscotch so much! These sound so mouth-watering... glad you were able to take a breather and bake these! :)

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  7. Mmmm...these cookies just scream fall!! I love anything with butterscotch! :)

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