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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies




I’m finally back for another Secret Recipe Club!  I took September off because of morning sickness (bleh), and missed it like crazy!

So now I’m back at one of my favorite times of year (I just love fall baking!)

This month, I was assigned Andrea’s blog, Adventures in All Things Food.  Andrea is a super busy mama of three, cooking up all sorts of delicious meals on the family farm.

Even though Halloween is right around the corner, I was inspired by Andrea’s yummy Thanksgiving recipes.  I was sorely temped to make her Green Bean Casserole with Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup, but I really wasn’t having a big enough crowd to serve a big casserole (I’m totally going to still make it at Thanksgiving!)

So instead I made her yummy Molasses Cookies.  They reminded me of some cookies my mom used to buy when I was young.  They were so soft & chewy and had a delicious white chocolate glaze.

This recipe was a perfect replica of the cookies from my childhood, with the added bonus of being homemade!  These are a definitely going to become a fall staple!  Thank you so much for a fabulous recipe, Andrea!




NOTE:  There is NO PUMPKIN in these cookies!  It's not a mistake!  They're called "Pumpkin Spice" cookies because they contain the 3 spices commonly used in "Pumpkin Pie Spice": Cinnamon, Ginger, & Cloves! :)

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Molasses Cookies

½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup salted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses
2 tsp vinegar
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground ginger
3 ¾ cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
6-8 oz white chocolate, melted

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl at least once.

Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until completely combined.

Thoroughly mix in the molasses.

Add the vinegar and spices, mix.

Add the baking soda and the flour, stirring until the flour is completely mixed in.

Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to drop the dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 9 minutes in the preheated oven.

Allow the cookies to cool on the sheets for at least 5  minutes.  Then, move the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Once the cookies have cooled, dip the tops in the melted white chocolate use an angled spatula or straight knife to gently spread the chocolate over the cookie and remove any excess.

Allow the chocolate the harden, then stack and keep in an airtight container.



29 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm.....this are a must do! They look like some that my mom made also. I could sit down with a few right now!! Excellent SRC choice!

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  2. So glad you enjoyed them! It is definitely the time to pull this recipe out again. I just love the flavors for colder weather. Beautiful photos. Have a great week.

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  3. These look amazing and perfect for Christmas - I'll have to wait a few weeks before I can make them though because of my morning sickness!

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  4. Beautiful styling and delicious looking cookies!

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  5. Chewy cookies are my favorite and I love that this is another pumpkin recipe idea.

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  6. Morning sickness is the pits. I'm glad you're feeling better! The cookies look scrumptious!! I love your fall deco in the background, also. :)

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  7. Perfect for fall! Hope you're feeling better!

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  8. The cookies sound great and your photos are awesome!

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  9. Hi Amy,
    Your presentation for these awesome cookies is just beautiful. I just love the spice in the recipe, can't wait to taste these cookies. Great selection for the SRC!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Yay! pumpkin spice cookies I can love without actually eating pumpkin. These sound and look scrumptious.

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  11. Those look really really good.

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  12. These are cookies perfect for the season.

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  13. Yum! I love a good molasses cookie and like the idea of melted white chocolate rather than frosting. Nice pick!

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  14. Your cookies look so delicious, especially dipped in the white chocolate! YUM!

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  15. These are gorgeous! I love spice cookies.
    (I missed the deadline to add my post to the party and have sent email to April to try and fix that, but here's my post)
    http://www.jennys-cookbook.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pumpkin-pie-smoothie-secret-recipe-club.html

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  16. Amy, these cookies remind me of my childhood and the holidays! They look so delicious! Wonderful pictures and recipe, I can't wait to try it!

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  17. This time of year has the best flavors, especially molasses!

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  18. These look absolutely delicious~ the perfect fall treat! I'd love for you to link them up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop and/or It's Fall Y'all Link parties! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  19. Wow these look incredible! YUM!
    Trish

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  20. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://lemonpaperdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-2.html

    Claire x

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  21. I think I know the cookies you are talking about from your childhood because they are what I thought of when I saw these! Pinned this to definitely make! Visiting from Weekend Wonders and following you Google+

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  22. These really look great. Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturday. I've pinned it!

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  23. These look absolutely amazing, I love molasses cookies! I featured this on my blog today! I'm just stopping by to pin it and say thanks again for sharing! You can check it out here, and grab a Featured button if you don't already have one: http://practicallyfunctional.com/14-pumpkin-projects-recipes/

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  24. Why are they called pumpkin if there is no pumpkin in it

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    1. They're actually called "Pumpkin Spice" since the contain the 3 spices associated with most pumpkin pies (or premixed "pumpkin pie spice): cinnamon, ginger, & cloves.

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  25. hmmmm....where's the pumpkin? I went to make these and can't find an amount for pumpkin!

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    1. Nope, no pumpkin in these cookies, They're actually called "Pumpkin Spice" since they contain the 3 spices associated with most pumpkin pies (or premixed "pumpkin pie spice): cinnamon, ginger, & cloves.

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  26. Just made these for a Thanksgiving get-together tomorrow. I followed the instructions exactly and they came out PERFECT! These are rich, but so very good. I can't wait to share them tomorrow! :-) Thanks so much!

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