It's been a fairly dark, overcast day with lots of rain on the way, so it seemed like the perfect afternoon to try a new cookie recipe.
I'm always interested in a good ginger or molasses cookie, so I chose Joanna Pruess's Molasses Spice Cookies from GREAT COOKIES by Carole Walter. (Click the title of this post for the Amazon link.) The actual cookie recipe can be found at Stylish Cuisine.
These cookies were quite tasty!
The cookies are a little different from other ginger or molasses recipes I frequently use in that they spread out as they cool and are fairly thin. It was also interesting that the recipe called for mixing the dough with a wooden spoon rather than a mixer, and for sifting the flour not once, not twice, but three times. Other than that, it was a simple recipe.
Like other molasses cookie recipes, these are said to freeze well.
Sunday Update: On Day 2, when they're no longer warm from the oven, these cookies remind me strongly of the Van de Kamp's molasses cookies I loved as a child. They were my maternal grandfather's favorite cookie and my grandmother always kept some in a jar for him.