Do you know that smell? The smell of fall? Spring has a smell, as does summer, but there is really absolutely nothing like the way that fall smells. I don’t know if I could ever really describe it, but it’s that wonderful combination of falling and burning leaves, the first chill, apples and cinnamon, and so many others. I don’t think I could ever really full describe that smell.
And what’s so much better about that smell? It always makes you think of fall. Nothing else but that smell. And I’m proud to say, I captured that smell!
No, I’m not talking about the Spiced Chestnut Candle from Williams-Sonoma (but that’s a pretty close second). No, no, I’m talking about Molasses Cookies.
Have you ever had a molasses cookie? They are absolutely wonderful, and they fill the house with such a warm and welcoming scent that’s irresitable. In fact, I know that these cookies are the favorite of not only my father, but multiple friends. I even had once friend ask me to bake and serve these at his senior voice recital for 200 people. That’s how much he liked them.
What even better about these cookies? They’re easy to fix! They can make a pretty big batch, but that’s okay because whatever I don’t use immediately, I cover up well and save for another time. Just bring them to room temp and bake them off. Just as easy, but yummier than the break and bake cookies.
Now go fix a batch! And fill your house with the wonderful scent of fall.
1-1/2 cups of soften butter and 2 cups of sugar: Cream together in an electric mixer
Add: 1/2 cup of molasses and 2 eggs. Mix well.
While mixing, sift together 4 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of ginger, 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of cloves, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in batches until all combined. Chill dough slightly and roll or scoop into balls. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes.
*Notice I used a small scoop and you can see that I can easily fit 12 on a sheet. You get a wonderful 2 or 3 bites and they bake quickly*