Molasses Ginger Cookies {Guest Post by 86 Carrots}

Hi, my name is Jennifer, aka 86Carrots.  I was so pleased when Kirsten asked me to write a guest blog for her blog.
Let me tell you a quick little story about how I came to know Kirsten.  Back in the first grade, Kirsten and I were strangers but had classrooms directly across the hall from each other.  One day we were both at the front of our lunch lines and standing at our classroom doors with our nifty little lunchboxes in hand.  Our eyes opened wide as soon as we realized we had the exact same ShirtTales lunchbox.  Instant Best Friends!!
Picture from Google.com
And we have been friends ever since.  For those who are counting…..it has been 28-ish years since the lunchbox idealization.  J
So I am here today to share a holiday recipe that I made recently that just oozes holiday.  Actually is oozes molasses and ginger but you get the point.  I used a recipe found via TableForTwoBlog.com.
Molasses Ginger Cookies
http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/2012/12/12/molasses-ginger-cookies/
Ingredients:
2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. ground cloves
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
¼ cup molasses
Directions: 
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
– In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves.
– In another bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until creamy and fluffy.  (You can use a stand mixer to do this but I used my own muscles…lol)
– Add in the egg and molasses and beat until incorporated.
– Slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until combined.
– Using a cookie scoop drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.  (To make extra large cookies double the scoop amount.)

– Bake for 12-14 minutes.
– Let sit for about 5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.
– Enjoy!
There is nothing more comforting to me than these cookies during the holiday season.  I hope that each and every one of you has a safe, comforting and loving Christmas!
Jennifer
www.86carrots.com

MEET KIRSTEN

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