Add a Little Drama to Your Cookies!
Let me start by saying, “I hate drama!” If you have friends that cause you drama, I suggest you get new friends! See…
This is WAY TO MUCH DRAMA!!! LOL! Yes, that is me Saran Wrapped to a wooden pole while my friends beat me up!!! You don’t need this drama! LOL
PS-this was a GREAT day for me! They eventually let me go!
Meet some of my friends,
1. Pam aka Cookie Crazy aka “The Slasher” with the knife! Yikes!!
2. Bea aka CancunCOOKIES aka “The Beater” with a big whisk! I am a little worried because she has my shoulder!! OH NO!
3. Maryann aka Cookieartisian aka “The Masher!” She will mash more than potatoes!
4. Tracy aka Tracy LH aka “The Scrambler” with a weapon in both hands!
5. Susan aka Andovercookiemama aka “Baby Sinclair!” Your “Not the Momma so you get hit with a pot! That is Susan! A pot is her weapon of choice!
Now, this is just a few of my wonderfully talented cookie friends! I have many, many more and hope to introduce them sometime.
Now back to the drama. I think sometimes you can add drama to your cookie by using different types of dough. Today I am going to share a recipe with you. I got it from (yes, you guessed it) a friend of mine. Her name is Johnna aka The Polka-dot Zebra.
That’s Johnna on the left. She is so sweet! I am the one in the middle. And that is Callye on the right. She is a sweetheart also! I love the picture because it has two of my best friends in it! Love ya both!
Johnna and I made some cookies at my house not to long ago. Remember what we made? If not you can see them here. She introduced me to Spiced Molasses Cookies. It was love at first bite. She told me where she got the recipe and now I am going to share it with you!
The recipe came from Sugarbakers’ Cookie Cutter Cookbook . It is full of wonderful recipes! There are only a few pictures to look at but the recipes are great so go buy it but only if you want to! 😉
Spiced Molasses Cookies
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cups molasses
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 cups bleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Beat the butter and sugar until light in color and creamy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
- Beat in the molasses and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
- In a medium bowl, add the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir to blend.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time and beat well.
- Separate the dough into three discs and wrap in plastic wrap.
- Chill the dough for 1 to 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll your dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut out your shapes.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light in color and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
Beat in the molasses and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
In a medium bowl, add the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir to blend.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time and beat well.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill the dough for 1 to 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll your dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut out your shapes. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Your house will smell WONDERFUL!
Now for the real drama in this post!
The dough on the top is the sugar cookie recipe I use and you can find it here.
The second dough is the Spiced Molasses Dough and I just gave you that recipe.
The dough on the bottom is a recipe I have heard people sing praises about so I had to try it. It is from LilaLoa and you can find it here. It is really good! I have found a new Chocolate Roll Out Cookie Recipe. I did make one adjustment because I waned a LOT of drama. I Used Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark. It is good and it made the cookies almost black! YES DRAMA!! That is what I am talking about!! See…
I hope you have a drama-free life except for your cookies or the TV Station “TNT Because They Know Drama!” For some drama-free decorating tips, you may enjoy the “Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating.”
I LOVE Sugarbaker’s Spiced Molasses recipe! I use it every year for my Gingerbread cookies. It is so easy to roll, just love it! Georganne’s Chocolate recipe in on my to do list, and I have to look for the Hershey’s dark chocolate too! I am a Ghiradelli girl and I wonder if they have a dark one as well. Thanks for sharing Lisa, always love seeing pics from cookie camp.
Susan,if you find Ghiradelli in special dark please let me know! I looked here but have not found it. Good luck!
Yummm, I love molasses and spiced cookies and now I’ll have a recipe so I can make them in roll out cookies!! YAY!!! I tried LilaLoa’s chocolate recipe recently too and it was fabulous. I’ll need to use the Special Dark next time to make it even more dramatic!
I think you will fall in love with this recipe Cindy. It is SO GOOD!!!!!
Thanks for the laugh this morning! That first perfect is priceless!!
I LOVE Georganne’s recipe! I usually add a tsp of chocolate extract but love the idea of the Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark. MUST look into that!
Those Spiced Molasses Cookies sound soooo good! MUST TRY!!
You are welcome Lene! We need to laugh on Mondays! I love Georganne’s recipe! I will use regular cocoa and the special dark depending on how much “Drama” I want!
You HAVE to try the Spiced Molasses Cookies! They are delicious!! I am glad Johnna made them and shares where she gets her recipes! She is great like that;)
Dark chocolate and spices…. yummmm… That is a lot of drammmmma! I love that pic you shared, and all the fun we have when we are together… Thanks for letting me be part of YOUR COOKIE LIFE! Love you my dear LisaLou!!! xox
Love you Bea!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you add some drama to your week! 😉
I’m glad you tried the Hershey’s special dark. I bought both the regular and dark and have only tried the regular. This is so good to know! You are super cute in those photos! They made me smile. As always, thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for the heads up on some new cookie recipes! Your group of cookie gals looks like such fun, I would LOVE that!!
We love you too! YOu are always nearby with a hug, even from STATES away!
Drama…..who NEEDS drama, anyway? Now drama in cookies….I can handle that. Right now, I don’t need ANY other drama. 😉
This post brought back lots of wonderful memories….perfect timing. I’ve been feeling a little ill this morning (I know you understand), so this was a wonderful post to open up.
All of those cookies look fabulous. Yum yum! 🙂
And your photography is blowin’ me away. You go Lisa! I think you are the cream of the crop, my friend. Thanks for being there. Love you a BUNCH!
SUCH a cute picture!!! I bet you guys had SO MUCH fun hanging out together! And I LOVE the icing colors on your cookies!!
i just love to see the ‘drama’ fun you had during the gathering with the lovely these cookies buddies.
The spiced molasses cookies sound wonderful. I’m adding this recipe to my list of recipes I want to try. I’ve been wanting to try the Hershey’s special dark. I just love your posts. They are so beautiful. You’ve quickly become one of my favorite bloggers. I subscribe by email & I look forward to seeing your posts in my inbox.
You just made my day, no wait, my YEAR! Thank you! I am so happy you follow me!!
You really should try the Hershey’s special dark. I like it and most icing colors really pop against it.
I’m so over the top ecited to have found this! I’m starting to feel like if I make one more butter cookie I’ll faint! Need some new recipes to inspire me! (who are we kidding….I just want to eat something new)
I know how you feel! I hope you enjoy them:)
I love that picture of you all….you look like you are having a ball together! I am definitely going to have to see if I can source some molasses over here in the UK!
DESDE HOY SI ME PERMITES VOY A SER ADICTA A PASAR POR TU LUGAR PARA APRENDER
ESPERO QUE ME CONTESTES CUANDO PREGUNTE UN BESO
What wonderful memories that pictures brings!!!!! Good times indeed!!!!
where did you make the labels for gingerbread cookies
Here are my free printable labels: http://thebearfootbaker.com/2013/12/gingerbread-cookie-recipe/
Most of my labels are made in PicMonkey or Publisher. 😉