Wednesday, November 4, 2009

TWD: Sugar Topped Molasses Spice Cookies

This month's Tuesdays with Dorie selections are different. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday this month, we are allowed to post any of the 4 chosen recipes on any Tuesday this month. Since I plan on making the fancy Chocolate Caramel Chestnut Cake for Thanksgiving dessert, I chose to make these lovely cookies first thanks to Pamela over at Cookies with Boys.

These babies do pack a wallop of flavor! Spicy, sweet, peppery...all that goodness. I didn't put the "large" pinch of cracked pepper in the mix...stuck with the "small" as the kids will be eating these. I also rolled the balls in turbinado sugar prior to baking. I like the finished look of the cookies I didn't press down before putting them in the oven. I think you can see the sugar crystals clearly and I think they're prettier :)

These cookies taste like Christmas. I kept half of the dough in the freezer to make later this month as it has been about 85 degrees here for the last week...it sure doesn't feel like fall/winter here!

I'm also excited this week as a friend of mine from high school who moved to Colorado and started a family has joined TWD!!! Shelly, whose blog can be found here, and I have kept in touch throughout the many years we have lived far away from one another and I am happy we get to do this together!!

Stop by here to see what the others baked up.

Thanks for stopping by.

4 comments:

Nina said...

Your cookies look perfect!! I made these also and loved them! Really delicious--will definitely make again!!

Me! said...

i really like the look of those! i'm going to keep that in mind next time i make cookies.

Nichi said...

Yours came out pretty! Pressing them down was kind of a pain anyway mine just kept sticking to the glass.

Pamela said...

Thanks for baking the cookies with me. I loved them and have already made them twice. I know they will be perfect for the holidays. I will definitely check out your friends blog, too.