We never really experienced a real winter this year, which was great, but it was missing a few things like Molasses: molasses cookies and molasses bread. There is nothing that warms me on a cold day quite like my grandma's molasses bread (recipe coming never because it's a secret and you'll have to visit me or her to try some). A close second is carrot, ginger, cashew soup. And a good pairing with said soup, are these molasses cookies.
They're soft in the center with slightly crisp edges. They carry a bit of spice with the ginger to further warm you from the inside out, and they're incredibly easy and satisfying. As we prepare to venture even further north to Nova Scotia, I'm perfecting these cookies!
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar (plus a bit extra for rolling)
6 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cup flour
Form dough into balls and roll in pure cane sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes depending on your oven. My oven is very small and propane-powered so baking times will vary!