This morning's Baked Sunday Mornings recipe is Joe Froggers, or Ginger Rum Molasses Cookies, except without the rum because I didn't have any, plus vanilla, because... just because.
These cookies were supposed to be sprinkled with coarse sugar and baked, then eaten as is. But I couldn't resist prettying them up with some royal icing.
But truth be told, they were much better plain. I baked them for around 9 minutes and they baked perfectly soft, although I wish I had made them a bit thicker. They reminded me of soft gingerbread cookies, or a bear claw cookie.
The dough was quite soft, although probably not as soft as it would have been if I had added the rum the recipe called for. I still rolled the dough between two sheets of parchment, and placed the rolled out dough back in the fridge before cutting it out with cookie cutters. I was lazy and only baked two trays of cookies, stored the rest of the dough in the freezer until the next time I get the urge to bake cookies.
These are perfect for fall and winter. If I had added a thin layer of icing as opposed to three, they would make a great base for a cut out cookie, although they do spread some.
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