Tag Archives: molasses

Brune kager

Brune kager, Danish brown cakes, are thin and crisp. Sweetened with dark corn syrup, molasses and brown sugar, and rich with finely chopped almonds and butter, they must be a delightful Christmas-time treat. Fresh orange zest, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and … Continue reading

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Moravian molasses cookies

Another holiday standby, Moravian molasses cookies are traditionally rolled paper-thin and are ultra-crisp. This recipe originated in Old Salem, North Carolina, one of the first Moravian settlements in the United States in 1753, or so says Sharon Tyler Herbst. I … Continue reading

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A cookie by any other name would taste as sweet

Apparently Sharon Tyler Herbst’s mother, Kay, baked a delicious cookie for her children, a cookie that bore an unfortunate and boring name, and so she told her children that they were snickerdoodles. But they weren’t, something the author did not … Continue reading

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Soft gingerbread drops

My ankle kept me from baking much for a couple of weeks. Well, not directly. Truth is, the hassle, pain, awkwardness and general tedious bother of moving around with it, or not and just sitting still with it elevated, makes … Continue reading

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Masitas de chancaca and avulsion fractures

I baked these molasses-coconut cookies some time early last week. And last week has become a distant hazy memory. I do remember the cookies were good. Everyone here liked them. Semi-soft and chewy. Good with milk. According to Sharon Tyler … Continue reading

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Joe Froggers

US born and bred, these cookies taste larger than Texas. I used a 5″ in diameter bowl and a sharp knife as a cookie cutter and two metal spatulas to lift them off the cookie sheet. They are baked two … Continue reading

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