I have always loved a good molasses cookie. The key word is, of course, good.
They are hard to find. To me, anyway. They are either too crunchy, too soft, too cakey, too bland… But these… these came out just exactly right. The sweet molasses paird with spicy cinnamon and cloves is the perfect afterschool snack cookie for the fall.
These are from epicurious with a few of my own tweaks…you will know them when you see them.
There is something about one of these with a cup of coffee that has me sitting in my aunt’s kitchen watching her get a meal for her farming family. Just about the time these would come out of the oven the milk truck would pull up to get the milk and the driver always had to get a couple of these *for the road*. That’s just how it was back then…These cookies are about red checked fabrics, and aprons, and wonderful smells.
You can sandwich these together with cream cheese in the middle..or ice cream..or pumpkin butter…or…
Cold milk, tea, or coffee is essential!