I LOVE this recipe! I always double it and we normally replace some of the flour with whole wheat pastry flour (about half) and about 1/4 cup of the flour with ground flax seeds to boost omegas and fiber content. My husband gobbles these up. I even make a triple batch, froze the dough and traveled to canada to share them with my friends up there! We had fresh baked cookies hot from the over after dinner the first night. They loved them too! We've added chopped cherries and crystalized ginger at times.
jenng315 Posted: 02/10/11
78jessica Posted: 06/30/10
I used my stand mixer rather than a food processor. Anyone know what's the dif? I replaced the egg white with dried powdered egg white and that worked fine. Also I used sanding sugar for rolling rather than granulated sugar. They turned out great. I'm sure I'll make them again. I wouldn't double the spices as others suggested, I thought they were spicy enough as is.
kentuckydunc Posted: 11/29/08
The flavor of these cookies is absolutely outstanding -- I did take the advice of another reader and doubled the spices. The only reason I'm not giving them five stars is that my cookies didn't spread at all -- they stayed pretty round, and look more like ginger nuts. They were done, and the texture of the cookies is not bad, but because they didn't spread, there is too much sugar clumped on top. I don't want to give up on these cookies -- does anyone have any suggestions for me? I found the dough easy to handle and followed all the directions re sugar and water...
saracat Posted: 12/14/09
These were very good cookies. I was looking for a recipe to replicate the molasses cookies at a local bake shop, and the flavor of these was very close, but my texture was off. The cookies spread too much and the dough was very sticky. I did use a whole egg instead of egg white and my butter melted a bit more than it should have so this might be my problem. I added heaping measurements for each of the spices and definitely will keep it that way for future batches. I look forward to making these again soon. Also I was only able to get 33 cookies out of this recipe.
rhuber34 Posted: 09/27/09
3 star rating based on difficulty making the batter. You absolutely need a decent sized food processor. I burned up my magic bullet and blender. Also, did anyone manage to get 40 balls?? I got 23. Taste and over all out come is a five star! Definitely agree to double the spices! Nummy!
CWEkate Posted: 12/19/10
These cookies are delicious and easy to make! I made half the batch without dunking the cookies in water before rolling in sugar and half with... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND skipping the water. Those cookies were flat and not as pretty.
themango123 Posted: 09/21/12
i really enjoyed these cookies i am always looking for new yet great recipes for my families annual Halloween party