I spent the end of last week and the weekend in Austin with Lucy.
Considering all the apprehension I had about traveling alone with an infant, it was surprisingly easy.
Amazingly, Lucy is perfectly willing to wait an 45 minutes to get in a restaurant, then sit an hour and wait for me to eat without a peep.
At home, however, I can barely scarf things down in 15 minutes without her fussing and needing held.
I don’t even understand.
Anyways. While we were in Austin, I visited a bakery with a few friends and had the most amazing cookie.
Molasses. Like old timey.
I am not even kidding you, it was like everything comforting ever created crammed into soft, chewy cookie form and covered in icing.
I knew it needed to be recreated.
I SAID WITH HASTE!!
I almost think these might be better than the one I had in Austin.
(Who am I kidding. I KNOW THEY ARE)
They’re soft, chewy, and cinnamon spicy. I made them for a pool party and might have heard, “the best cookies ever” uttered a time or five.
DO IT DO IT DO IT.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup (8 TBS) salted butter, slightly softened
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, cream butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg, water and molasses on low speed until mixed.
- With the mixer on low, slowly beat in flour mixture until a smooth dough is formed. Cover bowl and chill for at least one hour.
- Roll dough into balls the size of 2 Tablespoons. Flatten with your hand to about 1/4 inch and bake for 7 minutes, until edges are just set. Remove pans from oven and let cool on pans for several minutes. Remove to wire rack with spatula.
- Once cookies are cool, prepare frosting: Whisk together powdered sugar, water, and vanilla. Frost cookies.
Makes about 2 dozen very large cookies.
These are seriously amazing cookies. Make them as soon as humanly possible!!
Enjoy and have a great Wednesday!!