If Baking Day could be a national holiday, I would encourage every family and group of friends to celebrate. Every December, my family and I organize a baking day where we each make a recipe and then share the treats with each other. It is one of my favorite days of the holiday season because it involves some of my favorite things: family, the kitchen, food and mimosas. Yesterday I decided to try a new recipe and whipped up Gimme Some Oven’s Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies.
Ever since I had the gingerbread cupcake from Sprinkles a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with the flavor. These cookies did not disappoint. I mean, look at that butter…how could cookies ever taste that bad with that much butter? The molasses and combination of spices gives the cookies the gingerbread-like flavor. My trick for measuring molasses: Spritz your measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray before the sticky syrup slides right out!
Baking Day would not be complete without my pink Kitchen Aid mixer. I got this mixer as a surprise Christmas present when I was twelve and it has been with me for the last 10 years. So many memories, so many recipes and so many more to come. It whips up the perfect cookie dough every time.
Speaking of which, check out how gorgeous these cookies look right out of the oven. Rolling the dough in sugar gives them a sparkle–perfect for the holiday season. Eight minutes cooking in the oven was plenty…I would even go with six or seven if you love the really soft almost gooey like cookies. Serve them in coffee for dessert (or breakfast) and your company will be quite happy.
Love food. Love self. Love life.