And every time I bring them somewhere or share them, I get asked for the recipe.
They are those kind of cookies. Secret weapon--will you water my garden while we're gone all week--kind of cookies.
And close up, the cookies look they are full of little diamonds. So please pay attention:
from Once Upon A Tart
2 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 c. molasses
1 1/2 c. shortening, butter or combination of both (I usually do 1 c. butter and 1/2 c. shortening, because I think butter is important)
4 c. flour
1 T. cocoa powder
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground cloves
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
extra sugar (we like crunchy Turbinado) for rolling cookies
Combine sugar, molasses, shortening/butter and eggs. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Roll spoonfulls of dough in sugar before placing on a cookie sheet and baking at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.