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Friday, January 13, 2012

soft molasses cookies

in the making

My good blogger friend, Vee, who writes http://ahavenforvee.blogspot.com/
from her cozy home in Maine, made molasses or ginger
cookies yesterday but didn't have her usual recipe for soft
molasses cookies. 

I told her I have a good recipe from the Company's Coming
Cookies cookbook by Jean Pare, a wonderful Canadian
cookbook writer, that I would share with her.
 {You can check out some recipes


I decided to bake these cookies this morning, a nice
change from all the chocolate and shortbread cookies
over Christmas.


the finished product

Here is the recipe:



You will notice I changed the bake time and temperature.
It depends on one's oven, but today I baked them at 375
for 8 minutes and they turned out beautifully.
You don't want to overbake them as they won't be soft!
And they will burn on the bottom.
You don't want burned bottoms!

I mixed them with a hand mixer which was tough going.
I really need to invest in a fancy (expensive) machine to
do these things!



Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and a good read!


the artificial trees on the back deck

We got about 10 cm. (5 inches) of snow last night whipped
around by strong east winds.  It is calmer today, foggy and
sort of drizzly with the temperature around the freezing mark.
There is a crust on the snow so it must have been freezing
rain at some point.


I hope you enjoy the day and weekend too!
Maybe you bake a batch of cookies. 
 Let me know how they turn out.

Blessings and hugs,

Pamela








23 comments:

  1. Hi Pamela, those cookies look delicious but I certainly wouldn't make them as we would eat them all in a day!!! Enjoy the cookies and the weekend. love Jackie.

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  2. Pamela, how did you add the reply/ delete at the bottom of each comment please?

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    1. Jackie, I didn't add this. At least I don't think I did intentionally. I don't know where it came from. lol Let's see if it works. Let me know.

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  3. Thanks, Pam! That hot coffee as an ingredient sure sounds interesting. I'll link back to you just as soon as I can hustle back to my blog and get it going. I'll be trying these one day and letting you know what I think!

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  4. I can answer Jackie's question...it's a new feature from Blogger and it updates automatically on a blog IF the blog is using the new interface. (I'm not so it doesn't show up on mine .)

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  5. Hi Pam... those cookies look yummy and so lovely with a nice hot cup of tea..
    Have a blessed weekend..

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  6. Pamela

    I made molasses cookies for the first time at Christmas and they are yummy.
    I do want to try them with the coffee though. I'm glad you got snow too.
    We got about 8", so hubby was thrilled he could finally get the plow out to
    play!

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  7. Pam .. I have never seen molasses in England - do you think dark treacle would be either the same thing of a good substitute? I remember my mother used to make molasses bread with Boston Baked Beans when I was young. I can still smell it cooking. Your cookies look delicious, I think I will give them a try this week end with the dark treacle and see how they work out!

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  8. Hello Pamela
    Don't you just love that series of cook books? I like molasses cookies and also use it in my bran muffins.
    Wish I could join you for tea and cookies.
    Judith

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  9. Girl I can smell them way over here in ON! I just love molasses cookies. My daughter made a gingerbread bridge (molasses was part of the ingredients) this past Christmas and she had a hard time with the smell of molasses, but truth be told I didn't realize there was one, I guess when you grow up with it it just does not have any particular smell. We made molasses cookies all the time when we were little. Diane

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  10. Those look so yummy and with your weather a nice hot cup of coffee sounds like just the ticket. I noticed you have a beautiful Johnson Bros tea set on your side bar. It's beautiful one of my favorite patterns. I'm following you now. Patty

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  11. Blow a little dusting of snow my way please Pamela! I really would enjoy a touch of Winter.....but no shoveling or blowing!!! Once here, I'll make a batch of your cookies, they look and smell (yes, I can smell them) delicious and I love a chewy cookie with my cappuccino while I snuggle under a throw and enjoy the snowy scene outside the window.

    Happy weekend - stay warm.
    Hugs - Mary

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  12. Those cookies look so good. I agree baking a little less and getting a softer cookie is the best!!!

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  13. I believe I could smell those cookies!

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  14. That cookbook is a favourite around this house! And so are molasses cookies!!

    You were asking about exercise dvds Pamela - I would really recommend Leslie Sansone's dvds - get one that starts with one mile and then progresses to 2 mile and then 3 mile - basically you are marching in place with some arm exercises thrown in. And weights if you want. but you can do it at your own pace. I really like them for winter when it's too icy to go out on the roads. They make me work out a little more whereas when I go outside I tend to ramble :) Still love the outdoor walks though - they're good picture taking ops.

    Happy weekend!

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  15. I am glad to have found your blog. I love your photos and your way of live. I will be back often for a visit. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by with your comment Yolanda. Have a blessed day!

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  16. Oh, what a lovely idea. I really love this kind of cookie. Well, tomorrow afternoon I just might find myself baking.

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  17. Pam, have this morning baked your cookies (used the black treacle and it was fine). They are delicious, not too spicy. Just right with a cup of coffee on this cold frosty Sunday! x

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  18. The cookies look delicious. My mom would occasionally make molasses cookies using a recipe from Cape Breton; the cookies were called "moose hunters"!

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  19. Hello my friend,
    Your molasses cookies look very delicious. I have a wonderful recipe for them, that looks much like your recipe. They were one of my children's favorite cookies when they were little. I used whole wheat flour in them, so they were almost good for them!
    Today was warmer at -1 C. and snowing!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  20. Hi Pamela,
    We love molasses cookies...
    I will have to try this recipe.
    Yours look so delicious!
    Have a great week!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  21. Oh darlin' I could almost smell the goodness of those spicy Molasses Cookies seepin' outta the computer screen!!! Mmmmmmm, they look magnificent!

    Sounds like ya'll got it cold, we have a winter storm movin' in tonight with all it's splendor. ('just jokin' here...I'm soooo not a snowbunny)

    God bless ya and have a magnificent day sweetie!!! :o)

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