Around the time I started my blog, I was on the search for the perfect Ginger-Molasses Cookie. I never found it. Until now. I should have known it would be Dorie that would provide me with the recipe.
These cookies are unbelievable. They are crispy around the edges, chewy on the inside, complexly flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and black pepper.
I doubled the amount of cinnamon, allspice and black pepper, and added 1 teaspoon of ground ginger. The only other thing I might try is to up to black pepper - I couldn't really taste it, and I was longing for that kick. A peppery cookie is not what I would want on a regular basis, however, so as a general rule I'll stick to the recipe (basically) as Dorie wrote it.
I will make these cookies every chance I get. Birthdays, holidays, weekends, you name it.
Thanks so much to Pamela of Cookies with Boys for choosing this fantastic cookie recipe, which can be found on her blog.
I don't know what else to say about these, except go make them. Now.