Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cinnamon, Cloves, Molasses - Oh my!!!

O.K. I've posted this recipe before, but it's that time again. Kids playing in the leaves. Crisp, sunny days and pumpkins all around. I love this recipe and it is a perfect fall treat. It had been a little while since I had made any treats around here (maybe because of all the Halloween candy we had goin' on and still do) so I was in the mood today to put my cooking skills to good use. Last time I posted this, I had no pictures so here you are ~

Gingersnap Cookies with Pumpkin Butter Sauce
(Thanks Misty and Keri for sharing this recipe with me - it's a favorite!)

Cream together:
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 & 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves

Mix together.

*** Feel free to lick the spoon here ***

Make yourself a pretty little package and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll into walnut size balls and roll in sugar to coat.

*** Suddenly the kids wanted to start helping. Even though I couldn't pay them enough to make cookies with me earlier ;) Geez. ***

*** I wonder why they wanted to help?***

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Do not over cook.

And you're definitely gonna want some of this to go with it:

Pumpkin Butter Sauce
(1) 15 oz. can pumpkin pie filling
2 cups powdered sugar
(1) 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. sugar

Blend all ingredients together. Serve sauce in a bowl, next to the plate of cookies. To eat, spread on one side of cookie and enjoy.

Now, all that talk got me hungry. I think I need to go get another one...
(I wrote that last night. I'm not getting "another one" at 8 o'clock in the morning.)
** Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies and enough pumpkin butter to last a lifetime. You could definitely quadruple the recipe for the cookies and still have pumpkin butter left over.


Cassie said...

Yum! These are SO good. Your bid bag of baking soda came to mind the other night--well in fact, everytime I get my little box out, and it makes me laugh. ;)

a little bit biased said...

I know. Seriously. That will probably last me until the day I die.

Keri said...

These are so yummy! Thanks for the treat today. I think this recipe originally came from Misty, and yes, it's also one of my fav's. I'm going to be making them soon!!

L Johnson said...

Looks delish Amber!

b davis said...

We made those a couple weeks ago. They sure are wonderful. And perfect for this time of year. I personally am not a fan of the dough, but once it is cooked up and frosted, they are irresistible.

~kathy said...

yummm...I love fall recipes!

Tammy said...

I can't wait to try this recipe out! From all the comments they do sound like a big hit! Thanks for sharing, Ambs

Jeannie said...

I'm making these for FHE treat today! They look irresistable and perfect for fall! I have all my ingredients purchased and ready . . . thanks for sharing!