The majority of people think a good party starts with something savory to eat and a great libation. We agree, but let’s face it – who can resist a plate of cookies? (Did your sweet tooth just say ‘Hello!’?) The distinctive flavor of ginger, cloves and cinnamon add character and make these tasty treats more of a grown-up cookie. You probably have all the ingredients you need already and now what you need is about 15 minutes from start-to-baking. That’s it. When was the last time you made a batch of cookies? So take a chance, break your routine tonight and surprise your family, friends or co-workers with an irresistible plate of cookies!
TOOLS :: Big mixing bowl, non-stick cookie sheet, hand mixer
EXTRAS :: Small bowl of sugar
OVEN :: 375 degrees
2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
¾ c. cooking oil (or shortening if that’s all you have)
¼ c. molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
1 ½ tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cloves
¼ c. sugar
HOW TO MAKE IT ::
In your mixing bowl, combine about half of the flour and the rest of the ingredients in the top list. Don’t add the ¼ c. sugar yet – that’s for later.
Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till thoroughly combined.
Beat in remaining flour.
Roll each in sugar.
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or till set and tops are crackled.