Part of this week's homework for my 2nd grader was to make cookies with a family member.
I'm glad it was part of their homework assignment because it MADE us take the time to make some cookies. With everything we have going on and with me trying to work everyday, time at home with the family has become so precious. This recipe was the one my guy decided upon. We had not made them before and we were pleasantly surprised when they were SO YUMMY! Addictive actually! Why don't you give them a try?
MERRY MOLASSES COOKIES
1 cup butter, melted, room temperature
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (trust me, it makes a difference!)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg (room temperature)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup molasses
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine melted, room temperature butter with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and egg in a large mixing bowl. Beat well with mixer until well combined.
Dissolve baking soda in the water; add to creamed mixture, beating well. Stir in molasses and flour.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 3 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
Makes about 8 dozen
Will share this yummy cookie recipe with some of the fun parties found in my side bar!