Ginger Molasses Rounds
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://topsintoronto.blogspot.com/2009/12/ginger-molasses-cookies.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Melissa Yu
"Sugar and spice, and all that's nice..."
Sometimes I get a taste of something wonderful and I just can't get it out of my mind. Last week for Lunch Club, my co-worker Diana brought in a tin of the most delicious ginger-molasses cookies. We enjoyed them post-lunch with hot chai tea spiced with cardamom.
And so, all week I've been thinking about them: the subtly spiciness of ginger and cloves; the crispy, toasty edges of the rounds; the chewy, soft centres; the granular bits of sugar dusted on top... Oh oh oh, it's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas...
This recipe, from a very old Canadian Living cookbook, creates the perfect ginger cookie. Sometimes you just can't beat the classics.
*Preferably freshly grated cinnamon, which makes the world of difference.