Happy week after Thanksgiving! Lindsay here! This week we are talking about ginger molasses cookies!
I am sure you are all still full from all the food. I know we sure are. Our stretchy pants have been stretched to their limit. Apologies for no post last week. Things were kind of crazy around here. I made Thanksgiving dinner by myself for the first time ever. It was as stressful as you would imagine it to be. I spent the week planning, making spreadsheets and lists, timing out when I was going to do every little thing. Long story short, I bought way too many ingredients and cooked for 9, when I only ended up feeding 4. Oh well. More leftovers for me!!
Story time. I had a friends-giving to attend and I made green bean casserole. I was taking it out of the oven and carrying it into the dining room. Little did I know, there was a stupid low hanging chandelier (chandeliers are stupid, I will never have one). I did not see it and I smashed my face into it as I walked by. This then caused me to slip and fall on the ground. WHILE HOLDING MY PRECIOUS CASSEROLE. Remarkably, I somehow managed to save the casserole. I lost one little french onion thing, but the rest of the casserole remained in tact! That lost onion thing broke my heart though. The onion things are the only reason people even like green bean casserole! RIP crispy little onion thing. I love you.
Let’s get down to business. Here at The Cupcake Chronicles we are transitioning from the Fall flavors, into the Winter flavors. Whatever that means. To me it means less pumpkin, and more ginger and molasses. I have no idea what molasses actually is. But, sweet sassy molass-ey, it’s delicious! These are two of our favorite flavors, so I decided to whip up some ginger molasses cookies. They are soft, kind of flat and wimpy, and super delicious.
Remember when I said these cookies were flat and wimpy? Probably…Because I literally just said it. Well, they are. I don’t really know what happened. Perhaps if you chilled the dough for a little while they would look better. We are too impatient to chill our dough. In our 25 years of life we’ve probably chilled cookie dough twice. We just don’t like to wait. But that’s okay! I don’t mind the wimpy-ness. They taste amazing so I don’t really care what they look like. Advice to cookies everywhere- Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You may be flat and wimpy, but you are still amazing.
These would be a great addition to your Christmas cookie list. Add them. Add them right now.
If you have a cookie exchange or something to go to you could bring these. I’ve never been to one, but they sound like a dream. Invite me. Please.
Recipe adapted from Crunch Creamy Sweet