So a while ago I posted about a cookie swap I was taking part in. I kept thinking of a good cookie to send that would stay fresh and ship fairly well. I settled on my my Molasses Ginger Spiced Cookies, since they have molasses in them I figured they would hopefully keep moist. The shipping deadline was December 5 and I would check my front porch every night to see if there was a special delivery! Christmas is all about cookies so I was very excited to see what my secret fellow swappers had in store for me. My recipients were Jessica at City in a Jar, Stacy at What the Cupcake and Toni at Kitchen Savvy Mom. I put them in some cute Christmas boxes I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
I received my three different kinds of cookies last week and they were delicious!
The first to arrive were Browned Butter with Cherries and Chocolate. The cookies came in a cute box with a lid and some Spicy Kettle Corn that I forgot to take a picture of. They came from Nick at Macheesmo.
The second batch were Flour less Peanut Butter Toffee-Pretzel cookies in a red snowman cookie tub. They came from Leann at Tasting While Traveling.
My third and final cookie delivery were Pecan Balls. They came in a cute tin from Nicole at Sweet Peony.
And now the recipe for my cookies!
Giant Ginger Spiced Molasses Cookies
2 ½ C AP Flour
2 ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
½ Tsp Salt
1 Tbls Ground Ginger
½ Tsp Ground Allspice
½ Tsp Ground Pepper
½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 ½ Sticks Butter, Room Temperature
½ C Brown Sugar
½ C Gran. Sugar
6 Tbls Black strap Molasses
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Cream butter and sugars together. Add the egg, mix well then and molasses and mix well.
- Mix in flour mixture until just combined.
- Use an ice cream scoop and make 24 balls.
- Flatten dough balls in granulated sugar and put 3 inches apart on baking sheet.
- Freeze dough balls for 15-20 minutes if they seem to soft.
- Bake 10-15 minutes.
This cookie exchange was soo fun! The cookies were great and I hope that my recipients enjoyed theirs too :)
If you are interested in the Great Food Blogger Cookie swap click HERE